Pecan & Date Fudge with Gold Dust

FUDGE is said to be an American invention. People say that the first batch of fudge was an accidental “fudged” batch of caramels - hence the name Fudge. Today we thank the guy (or girl) who Fudged the caramels recipe to give us this amazing invention! Who’s with us?

You’ll thank Chef Mynhardt for this delectable Pecan and Date Fudge with gold dust. Add it to your festive table or make someone special a batch. No one will know that it only took 15-minutes to prepare. Thank you Chef Mynhardt for this snackalicious treat!

Thank you Chef Mynhardt Joubert

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Easy to make


  1. 1 tin Condensed milk
  2. 450ml Castor sugar
  3. 225g Butter
  4.  5ml Vanilla extract
  5. 100g Montagu whole pecan nuts , chopped
  6. 100g Montagu pitted Sayer dates , chopped
  7. Some gold glitter for garnish


  1. Place the condensed milk, castor sugar and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for approx. 15 minutes stirring every 3 minutes. It should be a golden caramel colour.
  3. Quickly add the vanilla, pecans and dates and mix through.
  4. Pour into a prepared baking tray and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Cut into squares and cool completely.
  6. Dust with golden glitter before serving.
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