Dairy State Fudge

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


64 pieces (about 1 inch)

Updated: Jan. 05, 2024
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.
Dairy State Fudge Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy; set aside. In the top of a double boiler, melt butter. Add candy coating; heat and stir until melted and smooth.
  2. 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.