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Dairy State Fudge

I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, so it's only natural I have a lot of recipes that use dairy ingredients. Our farm also had a lot of hickory trees, so we always made this fudge with hickory nuts. I make this candy nearly every Christmas. You'll find it's hard to eat just one piece.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    64 pieces (about 1 inch)


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans, walnuts or hickory nuts


  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy; set aside. In the top of a double boiler, melt butter. Add almond bark; heat and stir until melted and smooth.
  • Pour over the cream cheese; beat until smooth and glossy, about 7-10 minutes. Stir in nuts. Pour into a greased 9-in. square pan. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 108 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • LegalSec
    Dec 9, 2013

    This is not very good fudge. It is creamy but tasteless. There is no sugar or vanilla extract present in the recipe. If you are going to make this take my advice and add at least 1-2 cups of sugar and 1 to 2 tsp. of vanilla and/or 1/2 tsp. of almond extract.

  • DaughterofLight
    Dec 27, 2011

    I tried this first over Christmas at my sister's--she'd make it. It was delicious and highly complimented by many attending. I was delighted to find out it was a taste of home recipe since I could get right on here and save a copy. I may make it for Valentine's Day for my family! Yum :)

  • ranchcookin
    Dec 15, 2010

    I cut this recipe out of Country years ago and have used it dozens of times, mostly around the holidays. It's always a favorite of my family as well as friends who get a candy tray from me. I 've given out the recipe many times. I usually double it in a 9x13 pan. I prefer smooth and melty chips for the white chocolate. Great recipe!

  • Eletta
    Jan 8, 2010

    My whole family loved this fudge. It is rich , but very good. Very easy to make.

  • kkd63
    Dec 19, 2009

    No comment left

  • kywildcat1954
    Aug 11, 2009

    This is wonderful fudge!

  • hal47
    Sep 3, 2008

    Re: Dairy State Fudge We just got back from Wisconsin and needless to say, came home with alot of cheese! After stuffing myself with fresh curds, I hop on line and find this great recipe!!!! Thanks so much I am making this for Thanksgiving for my cream cheese loving family of 18. Hal47

  • judyburris
    Dec 23, 2007

    i will try this i like new recipes thank you

  • oldgirl06
    Dec 16, 2007

    Sounds wonderful!  I have added it to my recipes!  Thanks!