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Simple Macadamia Nut Fudge Recipe

Simple Macadamia Nut Fudge Recipe

My aunt now lives in Hawaii, and she keeps our family supplied with fresh pineapples, mangos and macadamia nuts...along with recipes like this one. Here on our Mississippi Delta family farm, we grow rice, soybeans and Southern pecans. When I run out of macadamias for candy-making, I substitute pecans. Whichever nuts I use, neighbors like this fudge so much that they have started to call me the "Candy Lady of Cleveland".
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:162 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 4-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3 cups chopped macadamia nuts, divided
  • 12 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional

Directions

  • 1. Line two 9-in. square pans with foil; butter the foil with the 2 teaspoons butter. Set aside.
  • 2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk and remaining butter. Bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in 2 cups nuts, chopped chocolate, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, vanilla and salt if desired.
  • 3. Pour fudge into prepared pans; sprinkle remaining nuts over top and press in lightly. Refrigerate until firm. Using foil, lift fudge out of pans. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 5 pounds.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 72 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 fat

Reviews for Simple Macadamia Nut Fudge

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"In addition to the 12 ounces of German sweet chocolate, the recipe should also have 1 package (12 ounces) of semisweet chocolate chips. We apologize for the error and it will be corrected here soon.

Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"Ingredients lists no chocolate chips but recipe calls for them. We made it without chocolate chips and with pecans. It turned out too soft and too nutty. I have made better fudge with better consistency and with far less fuss and cost -the German's sweet chocolate alone for this recipe cost me over nine dollars!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"How can a dibetic eat this fudge with all this sugar in it?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"would you tell me how much choc chips?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2009

"This has to be excellent! I love the combination of macademia nuts and fudge! yummmm... and the fat and calorie contents are low too!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2009

"Would love some macadamia nuts from Hawaii!! This fudge was terrific!! Thanks"

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