Happy Sunday! I hope y’all are enjoying the weekend so far!
My friend Brandy is hosting an Ice Cream Social on her blog and I’m here to invite you to the party! I was in a mood for fall (I switched all my wallflowers over to fall scents this week! Leaves is my favorite!) so I made some Pecan Pie Ice Cream!
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!
Butter an 8Ã—8-inch or 9Ã—9-inch square pan. Line with parchment paper or foil, and butter that; set aside.
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.
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 â€“ about 3 minutes. Fold in the pecans and pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
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.)
I told you guys that I would be making monkey bread and make monkey bread I did! I’ve had this recipe stored away for what seems like years but never got around to making it since I’m just not up for fussing around in the kitchen first thing in the morning most of the time.
It’s your standard monkey bread recipe but with a simple caramel sauce and loads of pecans! Does it get any better? No, no it doesn’t.
The dough can be made the night before. Let it rise once and then punch it down. Put it in a rather large bowl (because it will continue rising for awhile) and pop it in the fridge. In the morning, there’s no need to wait for the dough to warm – just continue with the recipe.
If you’re looking for the perfect, decadent breakfast, this is definitely it! You should double the caramel though. Just trust me.