Tuesday, May 11, 2010

National Nutty Fudge Day: Vanilla-Macadamia Nut Fudge

May 12 is National Nutty Fudge Day, and I'm sure you'll want a headstart on making all this great fudge.

On January 26, National Pistachio Day, I posted Nigella's Chocolate Pistachio Fudge recipe. It's definitely an option for National Nutty Fudge Day and one of my favorites. It's easy and fabulous.

From the Nestle Toll House site comes a recipe for Vanilla-Macadamia Nut Fudge. I have made this recipe as is, and I've adapted it using Madagascar vanilla and Ghirardelli's White Chocolate Baking Bar, but you can also use Nestle's white chocolate chips. Read to the end.

A very EASY Nutty Fudge recipe is available at Chocolate AddictionChocolate-Addiction.com's White Chocolate Pecan Fudge recipe.

Vanilla Macadamia Nutty Fudge

 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup butter
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) White Chocolate chips or 2 cups chopped white chocolate
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème
3/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped (must be fresh)*
1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla (or vanilla extract that you might have in your cupboard)
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract

LINE 9-inch-square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Grease foil with butter. Butter sides of 3-quart heavy-duty saucepan.

COMBINE sugar, coconut milk and 1/2 cup butter in prepared saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan, making sure the bottom of the thermometer does not touch bottom of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate without stirring, until thermometer registers 238° F., softball stage (about 15 minutes). Adjust heat as necessary to maintain a steady boil. Remove from heat.

STIR in morsels until melted and smooth. Stir in marshmallow crème, nuts, vanilla and coconut extracts until well combined. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan; cool for 3 to 4 hours or until firm.

LIFT from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces. Store tightly covered.

Want an even easier recipe for White Chocolate Fudge with pecans? 
Check out www.chocolate-addiction.com's recipe. Simple and fabulous!!! White Chocolate Fudge with Pecans!

1 comment:

Beach Combing... said...

omg! I should not read your blog before breakfast! YUM - must try these fudge recipes..