Chocolate Pecan Fudge

Chocolate Pecan Fudge

So. How about some Chocolate Pecan Fudge?

Um. Yes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chocolate Pecan Fudge

Now this is the spot where, according to the experts, I should insert the suggestion to make this for Mother’s Day!

Um. OK?

Not than I’m against mothers or anything, it’s just that, well, I don’t have one, and I’m not one. So, where does Mother’s Day leave people like me? Celebrating aunts, grandmothers, in-laws, or friends with kids? Hiding out at home, feeling blue? Most years, I end up working on these types of ‘holidays’, so my go-to strategy is a simple one of avoidance of the topic in general. It’s my choice to not have children, but obviously not my choice to not have a mother.

Now that I’m older, people without mothers are a little more common in my life, but growing up it was definitely something I felt very isolated about. As a family, my mother was rarely discussed after she died. For me, it was (and still is) simply far too emotional. I also meet more women who, for one reason or another, don’t have children, whether that be by choice or circumstance. What I’m trying to say by all of this, is that for some, Mother’s Day can be terribly hard.

So, I won’t be regaling you all with Mother’s Day tales, but we did devour every square of this Chocolate Pecan Fudge, so how about I tell you all how I made it?

See that avoidance? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chocolate Pecan Fudge
Chocolate Pecan Fudge

And, please, don’t get me wrong.

I truly want to wish all of you Moms out there reading a most lovely Mother’s Day. I personally know so many wonderful mothers raising sweet, productive kids and their dedication should be rewarded, and not just on Mother’s Day, either!

Chocolate Pecan Fudge

But, I’m also sending my love, comfort and support to those without their Mother or without children. Maybe this fudge will help with the comforting feelings.

Chocolate Pecan Fudge


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Chocolate Pecan Fudge

Sharon Rhodes
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 21
Calories 143 kcal



  • in a saucepan, over medium low heat, melt together the almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cacao powder. Stir in the vanilla, then the pecans
  • Pour this mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan and chill in the fridge for an hour
  • Slice into squares and store covered in the fridge or freezer


Serving: 21Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPotassium: 111mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 0.6mg
Keyword healthy fudge recipe
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  1. I made this yesterday, though I didn’t have pecans so I used walnuts. It was delicious! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I’m s really sweet tooth and sugar addict so this is a fantastic, healthier option.

    1. Thanks so much Kay! Walnuts sound amazing also. So buttery and delicious. It’s nice to know that we don’t have to sacrifice flavour to satisfy those sweet teeth. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. this looks absolutely AMAZING! I will definitely have to make this, I’m such a chocoholic and this fudge is definitely something I need in my life right now. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful recipe!

  3. Maybe if they called it “Remember to Fill your Heart with Love” day, it would be more inclusive and not as sad a day for some folks… Take care Sharon hope to see you soon! TR PS: This fudge looks great!

    1. Thanks Tim. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think a renaming is in order! Luckily, I had fudge to make me feel better. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Too bad I couldn’t have shared it with you! xxoo

  4. Thank you for the recipe Sharon ๐Ÿ™‚ I am wheat-intolerant and as of this weekend have decided to experiment with going more vegan and eating more healthily.

    I made the fudge today and it was exciting for me – the first time I have used almond butter, coconut oil or cacao powder! I couldn’t find pecans so used mixed nuts. I used one cup of chopped mixed nuts and one cup of dried cranberries. I tasted the mixture and thought I would enjoy some orange flavouring too (I love chocolate orange) so added two teaspoons of orange extract. It’s all set now and very tasty. Thank you!

    1. Hey Louise! I’m so glad you found my site. Both eating healthily and eating less animal products are two amazing things to do for yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the addition of the dried fruit! Sounds delicious. Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I remember when I was single and in my thirties and childless. Mothers day was hard but I was a godmother. I totally understand. I always thought of woman who mothered me. We all have a lot of love to give no matter what our circumstances.

    1. So true. Thanks Shannon. ๐Ÿ™‚ I always try remember those worse off than me. I’m so blessed in so many other ways. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. This sounds so wonderful ! My only change will be to cut the amount of pecans in half when I want FUDGE and leave it as is when I want a little sweet and a lot of PECANS ! Once in a while I want “chocolate” aka FUDGE! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s one I plan on making frequently as I turn more vegetarian (which I’ve been doing more and more for the past 10+ years.)

    1. Thanks Dawn! As you can see, I’m a little nuts for nuts. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have an awesome weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hey Sharon, I’m sorry about your mom! I didn’t even address Mother’s Day in my writing, because, well, I don’t really care much for it either (and I’m a mom, lol!). I don’t think many readers care if you address holidays like this anyway (I know I don’t), so don’t feel bad in any way. This fudge looks like an awesome treat for any day of the year though, so high five for that! xo

    1. Thanks Lauren. ๐Ÿ™‚ I always feel a big elephant in the room around Mother’s Day. Do I say something, do I ignore it? Ay yi yi. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy day to you though, mama. If you were close, I’d share my fudge with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hi,
    just wondering what I could substitute for the coconut oil? it’s the only thing I’m actually allergic to.
    would other oil work? cacao butter?

    1. I think that should work fine. A nice organic butter would work also, if you aren’t vegan.

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