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  September 27, 2023

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Candied Fruit Nut Fudge Recipe

Recipe: Candied Fruit Nut Fudge


Category: Christmas Candy Recipes
Student Level: preschool, kindergarten, elementary


3 C pecan halves
1 1/2 C Brazil nuts, chopped
1 1/2 C walnuts, chopped
1 C candied cherries
1 C candied pineapple
3 C sugar
1 C white corn syrup
1 1/2 C heavy cream
1 t salt
1 t vanilla extract


  • In a large mixing bowl toss together the pecans, Brazil nuts and walnuts.
  • Add in the cherries and pineapple and toss slightly to incorporate.
  • Place the sugar in a large saucepan.
  • Pour the corn syrup and heavy cream into the pan with the sugar.
  • Sprinkle in the salt.
  • Place the pan over medium and bring to a rapid boil, stirring often.
  • Allow the mixture to boil until it reaches 235 degrees on a candy thermometer or soft ball stStudent Level.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the mixture over the nuts and fruit in the bowl.
  • Mix with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  • Lay a piece of wax paper in a large baking pan making sure it comes over the edges to use as handles.
  • Spread the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Allow the mixture to set before cutting into squares.

Serving Size: 48 pieces

Soft ball stStudent Level in candy means that when a small amount is dropped into cold water a ball will form.  Using a candy thermometer will ensure that your sugar syrup is the right temperature every time.

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