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Turtle Fudge is a delicious chocolate fudge studded with pecans and a layer of caramel in the middle.
Every year I feel like I get more and more behind at the holidays. I have no idea how it happens because we always put the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving and I usually have most of my shopping done by then. However, I used to get my Christmas cards out December 1 and have all of my wrapping done as well but that just hasn’t happened the past 2 or 3 years.
When it comes to baking I’ve been doing less during the holidays. Of course that means that instead of 50 dozen cookies, half of them being decorated sugar cookies, I now only bake 25-30 dozen cookies. I know that sounds crazy but it’s nothing compared to what I used to make. I’ve also been making easier holiday treats.
One of those easier holiday treats is fudge. I can make 3-4 different kinds of fudge in about an hour and I have a delicious treat that everyone enjoys! Fudge is great because it lasts for 2-3 weeks and a small pan makes a lot of servings. Plus I like to put out fudge whenever people come to visit as well as give it as a holiday gift.
This fudge is by far the best one I’ve made in the past few years. How can you go wrong with chocolate, caramel, and pecans? The chocolate fudge is studded with the pecans and the caramel is in the middle. Whenever the fudge is out of the refrigerator the caramel gets soft but it doesn’t run out of the fudge.
Biting into this fudge is pure bliss. It’s sweet but the salted caramel in the middle helps balance it out. The pecans add just a bit of crunch to the fudge. It’s a delicious and pretty looking dessert that’s great on a holiday dessert tray or to give as a homemade gift.
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- 3 c. semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 c. chopped pecans
- 1/2 c. caramel bits
- 2 teaspoons milk
- 1 teaspoons salt
- Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with baking spray and set aside.
- Place the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter in a large saucepan. heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is melted and completely smooth.
- Remove from heat and stir in the chopped pecans. Set aside.
- Place the caramel bits, milk, and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until caramels are completely melted and the milk is incorporated into the caramel.
- Pour half the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and smooth it out. Pour all of the caramel on top of the fudge and smooth it out. Carefully add the remaining fudge and spread it out evenly over the caramel.
- Put the fudge in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
- Cut into 24 squares.
Welcome to #CandyFudgeFavorites Day hosted by Jennifer from Take Two Tapas! It’s the holidays and we are celebrating the holiday tradition of making candy and fudge!
Join me and my fellow bloggers as we share our favorite holiday candy and fudge recipes today. I know you will see some old favorites and I hope you find some new ones!
- Rocky Road Fudge from Jennifer at Take Two Tapas
- Crockpot Peanut Clusters from Jennifer at Leftovers Then Breakfast
- Chocolate Orange Fudge from Michaela at An Affair From The Heart
- Champagne Truffles from Kathleen at The Fresh Cooky
- Candied Bacon from Kathy from Lemon Blossoms
- Slow Cooker Fudge from Ashley at Cheese Curd In Paradise
- 3-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Fudge from Julie at Hostess at Heart
- Rocky Road Clusters from Kathryn at Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog
- Sponge Candy from Inger at Art of Natural Living
- Bourbon Bacon Buckeyes from Terri at Our Good Life
- Honeycomb Candy from Jennifer at Jen Around the World
- Haystacks from Ellen at Family Around the Table
- Peppermint Pretzels from Rebecca at Devour Dinner
- Chocolate Almond Cranberry Clusters from Nicole at Daily Dish Recipes
- Turtle Fudge from Heather at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Ube Coconut Truffles from Sue at Palatable Pastime
- Christmas Gum Drop Nougat Candy from Amy at Savory Moments
- Coconut Balls from Sheila at Life Love and Good Food
- Milk Chocolate Fudge from Radha at Magical Ingredients