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Simple Macadamia Nut Fudge

 Simple Macadamia Nut Fudge
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 "Ca
162 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

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

  • Line two 9-in.-square pans with foil; butter the foil with the 2
  • teaspoons butter. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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 equals 72 calories,

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Simple Macadamia Nut Fudge (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.