Brown sugar gets the credit for the praline-like flavor of this Pecan Praline Fudge and coarsely chopped pecans bring a perfect balance to the richness of this delicious fudge. It literally melts in your mouth!
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark, (I use light)
- 1 stick real unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans
- Line a 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 dish with aluminum foil and lightly butter the bottom of the foil.
- Mix together the sugars, butter, whipping cream and salt in a heavy pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring slowly but constantly. Once mixture boils, cook for exactly 5 minutes, while stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- Add the vanilla and blend in. Add the powdered sugar and beat with a spoon until the fudge is creamy and there are no sugar lumps remaining.
- Fold in the pecans. Spread the candy in the prepared dish and let cool completely.
- Cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.
- You can use either light or dark brown sugar in this recipe, or you can mix the two. The darker the sugar, the more of a praline taste the fudge will have.