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Tropical Fudge Recipe

Updated on July 14, 2016

Tropical Fudge

If you love the taste of the tropics, then you will really enjoy this fudge, with a hint of tropical paradise in every bite.

This fudge is loaded with sun-ripened pineapple, crunchy macadamia nuts and flaked coconut.


  • 1 can (15 1/4 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. crystalized ginger, chopped

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  1. Drain pineapple, reserve juice.
  2. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, extend the foil over 2 sides of the pan, grease foil.
  3. Butter sides of a heavy large sauce pan. Combine sugar, whipping cream, pineapple, and 2 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice in saucepan.Stirring constantly, cook over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Using a pastry brush dipped in hot water, wash down only sugar crystals on sides of pan. Attach a candy thermometer to pan, making sure thermometer does not touch bottom of pan. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring until syrup reaches soft-boil stage.(approximately 234 to 240 degrees). test about 1/2 teaspoon syrup in ice water. Syrup will easily form a ball in ice water but will flatten in your hand.
  4. Add butter and vanilla; do not stir. Place pan in 2 inches of cold water in sink. Cool to approximately 110 degrees. Beat fudge on high with an electric mixer until it thickens and begins to lose its gloss. Stir in macadamia nuts, coconut, and ginger.
  5. Pour into prepared pan. Cool completely. Use ends of foil to lift fudge from pan. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Makes about 4 dozen pieces of fudge.
  6. Sometimes I use a can of coconut milk instead of the whipping cream...It is easy just whip it up the same as you would whipping cream


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    • faythef profile image

      Faythe F. 5 years ago from USA

      thank you for the visit and the votes..

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      idigwebsites 5 years ago from United States

      This sounds really refreshing. I like tropical fruits, and I might give this a go. Voted up and useful. :)

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      Faythe F. 5 years ago from USA

      I love its tropical blend...when I make it I feel like I could be on a tropical island and wish I were..

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I'm a tropical man and I have to grab your recipe and add it into my to-cook list in the kitchen. LOL

      Loved it!!! :)

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      Faythe F. 5 years ago from USA

      LOL.....Well I am glad somebody is...thank you

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      At the rate you and I are going, you will be my main recipe supplier for this holiday season. Thanks for another fine testing subject. I'm adding it with the date cookie recipe!

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      Faythe F. 5 years ago from USA

      LOL....its not hard to use..but I do understand..but I have never made fudge in the microwave...

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      kitkat1141 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sounds really interesting. I have never heard of a fudge like this. I am always a little scared when a recipe calls for a candy thermometer. Sounds like precision is required, which is where I fail! I'll stick to my microwave fudges!

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      Faythe F. 5 years ago from USA

      Its really good..

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      Amanda 5 years ago from Camas, WA

      This sounds amazing! I am definitely going to try to make it!