Thelma Lou's Cashew Fudge

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

"From Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook." Very good and rich!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 9-inch square pan. In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the brown sugar. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the milk and continue cooking, stirring until the mixture boils. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar until the mixture is of fudge consistency. Add the nuts. Spread in the prepared pan and cool.


Most Helpful

I can't rate this, as I haven't yet made it, but by coincidence I am watching an episode of Andy Griffith in which Barney talks about sitting on the couch with Thelma Lou, "a pan of cashew fudge between us," watching a doctor show on TV. When I looked it up (I ADORE cashews), I ended up here!

Ibikenyc August 07, 2015

I made 8 different types of fudge this Christmas and DH declared this was in his top 2. It was a great addition to my holiday fudge assortment that I gave to my co-workers!

mailbelle December 23, 2008

I hate to be the negative one here, but this fudge was so cloyingly sweet, it made our teeth burn. On the positive side, it's quick and easy. But even the fabulous flavor of cashews is covered by all that sugar. I gave the pan away to growing neighborhood boys...hope I didn't turn them diabetic.

Elisabetta47 November 01, 2016

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