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Turtle Fudge

Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans!

Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans! #thinkfisher
Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans! #thinkfisher
Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans! #thinkfisher
Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans!

One of the nice things about making candy for the holidays is that it can be made in advance! I usually make fudge a week or two before, and keep it (unsliced) in a ziploc bag until ready to use.

I have even outlined how to store fudge in my guide for how to make fudge! It’s almost as good as my favorite Butterfinger Fudge recipe, okay maybe it’s better 🙂

Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans!
Yield: 120 pieces

Turtle Fudge

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 27 minutes

Turtle Fudge is made with a rich, chocolate base and swirled with caramel and packed with crunchy pecans!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 25 marshmallows
  • 1 package (11.5 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 package (11 ounce) caramel bits, or about 2 cups caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 ½ cups pecan halves, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, and butter.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Once boiling, keep at a rolling boil for two full minutes (still stirring).
  4. For this next step, I use a stand mixer with whisk attachment, but a hand mixer would work too.
  5. In a large bowl, combine marshmallows and chocolates, and vanilla extract.
  6. Pour hot mixture over these ingredients and blend until smooth. I turn my mixer on medium speed and allow it to blend for about 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times.
  7. While this is mixing, place your caramel and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Set aside.
  8. Once the chocolate fudge mixture is smooth, and all the marshmallows are melted, fold in the pecan halves. Pour the fudge mixture into a parchment paper lined 15inch x 10inch x 1inch baking sheet. Drizzle with hot caramel, using a knife to swirl it into the fudge.
  9. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight.
  10. Cut into small bites and enjoy, or keep in large pieces in a ziploc bag (uncut) for up to two weeks!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

120

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on December 5, 2016

Comments & Reviews

  1. Please tell me why on earth you’d use skim milk, when all the other ingredients are of high calorie value. Definitely should use either half & half or heavy cream. Skim milk should even exist, because it’s absolutely nasty & pretty much tasteless.

    1. Tell me how you really feel.
      I use skim milk because that’s the type of milk my family drinks, and many other families drink it as well. So it’s my recipe, and I use what we have on hand. Feel free to use any type of milk if YOU’RE the one making the recipe, but there’s no need to be nasty about it.

  2. Hahaha!  I am finding myself in the same place this year.  My holiday boxes are still sitting in our living room.  I have out most of what I want to put up, but I’m struggling with feeling the holiday cheer.  Jer says it’s because it isn’t super cold or snowy here.  Maybe I need to make a few batches of fudge to get that holiday mojo going!  I love that you added caramel and pecans to the creamy chocolate fudge.  YUM!

  3. A bunch of cookies and candy are the best way to ho for holiday desserts, and this fudge has to be top on the list!

  4. I need to add pecans to my grocery list, because this fudge needs to make an appearance in my house soon!

  5. I love anything “turtle-y”! Nuts, chocolate and caramel are pretty much a match made in heaven!

  6. You fudge recipes are the best!! I actually just picked up a big bag of Fischer Pecans myself, so looks like there might be a fudge in my future! 

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