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Macadamia Nut Fudge Recipe

Macadamia Nut Fudge Recipe

Family and friends look forward to this creamy fudge every holiday season. The macadamia nuts make it extra special. —Kristine Sokowski, Tremont, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:44 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 4-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 36 large marshmallows
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Red and green paste food coloring
  • M&M's minis

Directions

  • 1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil and 3-in. cookie cutters with 1 tablespoon butter. Place cookie cutters in pan; set aside.
  • 2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Remove from the heat; stir in marshmallows until melted. Add unsweetened chocolate and chocolate chips; stir until chips are melted. Stir in nuts and vanilla.
  • 3. Spoon warm fudge into the prepared cookie cutters, filling to the top. Cool until set. To remove, gently push fudge out of cookie cutters. Tint frosting red and green; decorate fudge with frosting and M&M's. Yield: about 5-1/2 pounds.