Frugal Foodie Mama: Cookie Butter Pecan Fudge

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cookie Butter Pecan Fudge

With just 3 simple ingredients, this buttery & rich Cookie Butter Pecan Fudge is going to quickly become your new go-to holiday fudge recipe...
With just 3 simple ingredients, this buttery & rich Cookie Butter Pecan Fudge is going to quickly become your new go-to holiday fudge recipe

It's December, folks and that means one thing- the holiday season is upon us, you all. When I think of the holidays, my mind naturally turns to the tastes and flavors of the season. Frosted sugar cookies, gingerbread, hot cocoa, and of course, fudge. I mean, homemade fudge cut into perfect little squares tucked away into tins is just classic Christmas to me. My mother is the fudge maker in our family. She always whips up a batch of peanut butter and then a batch of chocolate fudge with walnuts almost every single December. She makes it from scratch and gets it perfect just about every single time. Me? Not so much. I was not blessed with her fudge making skills. ;)

But I discovered one secret ingredient last year that helped me finally overcome my fudge making handicap- a tub of store bought frosting. Yes, some may call it cheating, but I just like to call it genius and pretty much foolproof. It has allowed me to finally make a delicious contribution to the family holiday fudge making each December. I let my mama handle the classic fudges while I branch out and experiment with new flavors using my easy method for making fudge. My latest fudge creation is buttery and rich, made with creamy cookie butter and crunchy pecans. A perfectly decadent & easy to make treat for the holidays...

With just 3 simple ingredients, this buttery & rich Cookie Butter Pecan Fudge is going to quickly become your new go-to holiday fudge recipe
Cookie Butter Pecan Fudge
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 hours, chilling time
Ingredients (12 servings)
  • 14oz tub of your favorite vanilla frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups of cookie butter (Biscoff spread)
  • 1/2 cup of pecan halves
Instructions
Line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper, leaving at least a 2 inch overhang over each side. Set aside.

Add the cookie butter and vanilla frosting to a medium sized microwave-safe bowl. Do not stir. Microwave for 1 minute, & then stir until combined and completely smooth. Fold in the pecan halves, reserving some to press into the top of the fudge. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Press some of the full pecan halves into the top of the fudge, if desired. Place in the refrigerator until firm, about 2-3 hours. Remove the fudge from the pan using the parchment paper, and allow it to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before cutting the fudge into squares.
Enjoy!

Store the fudge in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
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With just 3 simple ingredients, this buttery & rich Cookie Butter Pecan Fudge is going to quickly become your new go-to holiday fudge recipe

This Cookie Butter Pecan Fudge is perfect for tucking into tins with pretty paper and giving away as neighbor and teacher gifts. But let me forewarn you all- you may find it difficult to part with this delicious fudge after you take one bite. So I definitely recommend making an extra batch just for yourself. ;)

What is your favorite flavor of fudge for the holidays?

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