I am not a candy maker. I’ve told you guys that many times. My grandma? An excellent candy maker. Fudge, divinity, you name it, she can make it. And everyone in my family looks forward to the mass quantities that she makes every Christmas. I’m not sure why I didn’t end up with the candy making gene but such is life.

This Maple Pecan Fudge recipe spoke to me because it doesn’t require a candy thermometer. (And because it has maple and pecans, of course. ) Let me tell you, it couldn’t be easier! And the results were so amazing! I could’ve easily gobbled up the entire pan myself. That good.

If you’re like me and haven’t had much luck with candy, you need to do yourself a favor and try this recipe!

Maple Pecan Fudge
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 5 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  1. Butter an 8×8-inch or 9×9-inch square pan. Line with parchment paper or foil, and butter that; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk and butter. Bring to a full boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat slightly (no lower than medium-low) and boil for an additional 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar and maple syrup. Transfer the mixture to a standing mixer (or use a hand mixer) and beat the fudge on medium speed until thick and glossy – about 3 minutes. Fold in the pecans and pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  4. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. Slice the fudge into 1-inch squares and serve. (Fudge can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.)

Cookies and Cream Fudge – only 3 ingredients! I make this every Christmas and it’s always a hit!

Cookies and Cream Fudge - only 3 ingredients! I make this every Christmas and it's always a hit!

I am having the worst time coming up with Christmas goodies this year!

I always want to make something that just screams CHRISTMAS but I just haven’t stumbled upon much inspiration.

So I guess I’m sticking with the treats I make every year. Starting with this one!

Cookies and Cream Fudge - only 3 ingredients! I make this every Christmas and it's always a hit!

Cookies & Cream Fudge recipe!

This Cookies & Cream Fudge is what I like to call Cheater’s Fudge. It’s so easy and turns out delicious every time.

You just melt chocolate with some sweetened condensed milk and then fold in chopped up Oreos. Seriously, that easy.

From there, you just have to wait for it to set up in the fridge (torture!) and then you can slice and enjoy! It makes a ton so you’ll have plenty for your cookie tins or to share at holiday parties.

It’s not going to have the exact texture as your normal candy thermometer fudge, but it’s so good that I don’t even care. Plus, you can’t beat how easy it is!

And yes, totally use different cookies if you want! And the holiday Oreos are especially fun in this!

Cookies & Cream Fudge
  • 18 ounces white baking chocolate
  • 1 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups Oreo cookies chopped
  1. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. Put white baking chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over low heat and stir frequently until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in Oreo cookies. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Slice and bring to room temperature before serving.

Want more fudge recipes?

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Pumpkin Pie Fudge

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