Vanilla-Macadamia Nut Fudge

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 24 servings (2 pieces per serving)


Who says fudge has to be chocolate? One try of this rich, creamy Vanilla-Macadamia Nut Fudge and you'll be adding it to your holiday table this year! From the kitchens of Carol Gillespie of Chambersburg, PA, this recipe is a 1st Prize winner in the NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE and Better Homes & Gardens recipe contest.


  • Butter
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème
  • 3/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 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.

Not that impressed...

by D. Darlene , Delanco, NJ on Jan. 2009

Couldn't wait to make this fudge, as I love Macadamia nuts and coconut. But, it was very sweet and not as firm as would have liked. Hubby did like it, so I might give it another chance.

Good Fudge

by B. Barbara , on Jan. 2009

This is good fudge, but quite sweet. I used over a cup of macadamias and they helped to cut the sweetness. I'd probably use a cup and a half next time. If you use evaporated milk in place of the coconut milk, you will need to add more coconut extract.

This was yummy!

by K. Kim , Fort Wayne, IN on Jan. 2009

This fudge was great! It was easy to make. I used part almonds and macadamia nuts since I did not have enough macadamias. Next time I would use all almonds and toast them. The taste was great and the subtle coconut flavor added alot of depth.


by V. Verna , Delavan, WI on Dec. 2008

Very creamy, didn't have coconut flavoring so I substituted almond instead. It worked! Husband loved it and if he knew there was coconut milk in it he wouldn't eat it! Guess what they don't know won't hurt them, huh? Candy thermometer kinda scared me but it worked out ok!


by R. RICHARD , Susanville, CA on Dec. 2008


very good

by P. Penny , North Creek, NY on Dec. 2008

I am making this to go in my xmas baskets for friends and family. I know my father will love this fudge.

Vanilla-Macadamia Nut Fudge

by V. Virginia , Hobgood, NC on Nov. 2008

I've never had the best of luck with fudge but this recipe turned out perfectly! My family loved it but it wasn't exactly my favorite as I'm not crazy about Macadamia nuts. Next time I'll try a different nut or maybe no nuts at all. It was fairly easy to make.


by K. Kariann , Baton Rouge, LA on Nov. 2008

Thank you so much for this wonderful WHITE CHOCOLATE fudge recipe. I have looked for one for so long and this one is really good--so creamy. You can also used evaporated milk (Carnation, of course!) and other flavoring besides coconut--just plain vanilla is great. I will use this over and over for the holidays.

Vanilla- Macadamia Nut Fudge

by S. Sandra , Glennville, GA on Nov. 2008

I tried this today and it was very good. Only thing was, I had sweet coconut milk and pecans, so that's what I used. It turned out great to me and everyone loved it. Living here in Glennville, Ga we have all the pecans anyone could eat. I have 25 trees! So I use pecans for most of my baking.

The best sweet ever

by H. Hasnaa , West Hills, CA on Nov. 2008

my family loved this sweet they went crazy over it i love nestle toll house!!!!!!!