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Macadamia Nut Fudge

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.
  • Makes
    about 5-1/2 pounds


  • 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 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


  • Line a 15x10x1-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil and 3-in. cookie cutters with 1 tablespoon butter. Place cookie cutters in pan; set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note: Instead of using cookie cutters, fudge can be prepared in a foil-lined buttered 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan and cut into squares.

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  • kopfk6947
    Nov 28, 2011

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  • alisoncolleen
    Dec 18, 2010

    These were GREAT! I served them to a big group of my friends, everyone liked them, and thought I had spent a long time making a fancy fudge, not believing it was a simple recipe and so easy!. I left out the nuts and added about a tsp of peppermint extract. These will be a new Christmas tradition!

  • TammyCPOLK
    Dec 16, 2010

    I love this recipe! It is easy and delicious. My daughter (6) loves tohelp with the cut outs and decorates them and she wants

  • nana Alta
    Dec 22, 2008

    I love the cookie cutter shape idea, and the recipe sounds great, I will try this week!Nana mama

  • lindachicken__Oklahoma
    Dec 13, 2007

    This really sounds good, thank you!    

  • Cougar_Kittens
    Nov 18, 2007

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