I don't know about you, but after the onslaught of Thanksgiving dinner gluttony, I am usually too full for dessert. However, there is something in my brain (or stomach-- stomach be quiet already) that tells me I need to cap off the day's eating with something sweet. I have shared my recipe for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles ---now it's time to share these tasty little morsels.
The original recipe called for adding pecans to the fudge mixture. After making the tart I posted this past week, I wanted to top this batch of fudge with some of the candied walnuts I used for the tart. I won't make it any other way now. They add a nice, sweet crunch. Plus, my personal tastes dictate a little texture in my fudge. If you're not a nut lover, just omit them from the recipe. The fudge is quite simple to make, but you do need a candy thermometer to make sure you reach the proper temperature.
This fudge makes for a great last minute sweet for the dessert table or a nice hostess gift if you are joining others for Thanksgiving day.