Butter Pecan Fudge

Aimee Shugarman | Shugary Sweets

Butter pecan fudge is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Just like the classic ice cream flavor, you won’t be able to get enough!

Butter Pecan Fudge Photo

Summer. I always think I’m going to eat healthier and look amazing. And while I’m definitely more active in the summer… my diet gets sabotaged by nightly ice cream cones.

I can’t help it. I have zero willpower. And I’m not normally a “snack in the evening” type of girl. But if my family is dishing out some ice cream… or we head out to the local froyo place, I’m game.

There are so many delicious flavors of ice cream, and I would say Pralines and cream and Butter Pecan are two of my absolute favorites. Without a doubt, I love the sweet and creamy, buttery flavor mixed with the crunchy nuts.

Butter Pecan Fudge Picture

So, as I was trying to come up with another candy recipe for you all, I was inspired by a recent trip for ice cream. A few months ago I made this White Chocolate Caramel Fudge. And my description of it was spot on to how I would describe the end of an ice cream sundae. You know, the melted vanilla cream with gobs of caramel in the bottom of the cup. That’s exactly how that fudge tastes.

Today’s Butter Pecan Fudge recipe is wonderful. The texture is closer to these Pecan Pralines, but the flavor is exactly what you would expect. Buttery. Nutty. Just perfect. And, like nearly every other fudge recipe I make, it’s easy. Which means, no candy thermometer required! One note about this fudge: I refrigerate it to get it to set up quicker, however, it’s best to let it come to room temperature when you want to slice it into pieces. Otherwise, if it’s too cold, it will begin to break into smaller shards. Which, if that happens, just toss it onto your ice cream sundae. See what I did there? J

So, tell me, what’s YOUR favorite ice cream? You know, in case I want to re-create it into a new fudge flavor J

Check out some of my other favorite truffle and candy recipes!

Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe

      64 Servings


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 cups Chopped Pecans


  1. Line an 8- by 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine sugars, cream, butter and salt. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, boil for a full 4 minutes (ROLLING BOIL). Remove from heat.
  3. Pour hot mixture into a mixing bowl and add in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth (several minutes). Fold in chopped pecans and pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours until firm. Before cutting into pieces, allow to come to room temperature.


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Aimee Shugarman

About Aimee

Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.