Janet Breakfield, A Sweet Treat, and a Godiva Prize Back to Blog

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Ready for another great holiday recipe?  This time, author Janet Breakfield is here to offer up a dish for readers–and one lucky commenter will win

So…are you in the mood for something sweet? (Heck, when am I not in the mood for that?) On to Janet’s post!!



Here’s a little something sweet for your holiday season!

A southern tradition around this time of year is “White Pecan Fudge”



2 cups sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

1/3 cup light corn syrup

1/4 tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla or rum extract

1/4 cup candied cherries

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans


Combine sugar, sour cream, corn syrup, butter and salt in saucepan; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil, without stirring, to 236 degrees on candy thermometer, or until a little mixture dropped in cold water forms a ball. Remove from heat and let stand about 15 minutes; don not stir. Add flavoring and beat until mixture starts to lose its gloss, 8 or 9 minutes. Quickly stir in cherries and pecans; then pour into greased 8 x 8 inch utility dish. Cool; cut into squares. Makes about 1 1/2 pounds of candy.





Oh, Janet, I will!!! And since you offered a sweet recipe, I will go with a sweet theme–for this giveaway, one commenter will win a box of Godiva chocolate (that counts as sweet, right?) To enter the giveaway, tell Janet your favorite decadent treat…or you can leave her a question, too. All comments work!

And now, for a peek at Janet’s latest work…

Bayou Guardian was released on Halloween Day 2012 and is the third book in the Bayou Series following Bayou Legend and then Sacred Bayou. It and all my books are available at amazon.com, smashwords.com, booksamillion.com.

Or visit my webiste at janetbreakfield.com.


About the story:

Wildlife photographer Olyvia Rayne has just learned of her Father’s death and must return to Pier Part, Louisiana to take care of his affairs. She hasn’t seen her father in over eleven years, having left the bayou with her Mother to live in Baton Rouge when she was fifteen. Now at twenty six, she hasn’t seen her high school friend Gunner Robichaux since she left. And he’s certainly changed. He’s now a tall, hot, mouth watering morsel. And he’s interested in her. Really interested to the point of obsession. But Oly is afraid to trust anyone. Especially a man she’s so attracted to. But Gunner has loved her all his life and will do anything to make her his.


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81 responses to “Janet Breakfield, A Sweet Treat, and a Godiva Prize”

  1. Little Lamb Lost says:

    My favorite decadent treat dates from the the 80’s. A small slice of flourless chocolate cake served on a plate drizzled with raspberry sauce with a finger of slightly sweetened whipped cream on the side.

  2. Minna says:

    Anything made out of chocolate.

  3. ELF says:

    Yum, thank you for sharing both the recipe and the lovely blurb!

  4. Shell says:

    Hiya Janet & Cynthia! :)

    Hmmmmmm…..my fav treat? Well I’d have to say anything chocolate but my weakness is Galaxy chocolate because it’s just so creamy and chocolatey 😀

    Kind Regards,
    Michelle Louise Pratley

  5. Diane says:

    Your recipes sounds delicious! I love chocolate truffles; we only make them at this time of year since they are full of calories….

  6. JeanMP says:

    Delicious sounding recipe. My decadent treat is homemade fudge

  7. Michele says:

    My decadent treat would have to be a slice of peanut butter pie, YUM!!!

    Thanks for stopping by Janet! I have not read any of your books, but after reading about BAYOU GUARDIAN you have peaked my interest. Off to go check out your website :)

  8. Limecello says:

    Oooo thanks for the recipe, Janet! My favorite decadent treat? Dessert of almost any kind. But… at the moment? Homemade pie with some ice cream. Calorific, but worth it during the holidays. 😀

  9. valerie mcqueen says:

    My favorite threat is cheesecake with any type of fruit on it. The California cheesecakes with the kiwi and berry mixture in the glaze are absolutely divine!!!

  10. Shannon says:

    My favorite treat would be frosted christmas sugar cookies, I could eat a dozen at a time

  11. Texas Book Lover says:

    My hubby would love those he’s a cherry lover. Give me anything dark chocolate and I am in heaven on earth!

  12. Mel K. says:

    My favorite treat is my hubby’s homemade chocolate chip cookies!

  13. Alaina says:

    my mom makes these – everything but the kitchen sink- bars… chocolate, coconut, walnuts, caramel, cherries.. YUM!!

  14. Shelly E says:

    I love plain chocolate fudge – I have never been able to successfully make it myself, so I love when co-workers bring it to the office during the holidays!

  15. Heather M says:

    My favorite treat is chocolate. I like most forms (not white!) YUM!

  16. Cindy B. says:

    Fudge, fudge, fudge and more fudge. The only time it gets made here is at Christmas time. I’d be 400 pounds if I had it at any other time.


  17. Kelsey S. says:

    Yummy – My favorite treat is really simple, but since I’m perpetually dieting and am right now so close to my goal weight (5 more pounds and I’ll be back to where I was when I graduated from HS) I don’t eat it. I love Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream.

  18. Barb P says:

    I love a good sip of port with a piece of Dark Chocolate! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  19. Leagh says:

    I have to say that my favorite treat is anything chocolate brownie related. Mmmmm, chocolate brownie explosion with hot fudge and ice cream. *mouth watering* Thanks for visiting!

  20. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    Hi Janet and Cynthia,
    My favorite holiday treat is Raspberry Hot Chocolate and White Fudge covered Oreos. They are a delicious combo.

  21. Anne says:

    There’s nothing so bad that I would call it decadent (except may be the portion size I eat), but I really love ice cream, especially Breyer’s chocolate chip mint.

  22. Colleen says:

    Never tried white fudge… fav decadent treat Lindt chocolates!

  23. Joyce says:

    Chocolate truffles, fudge, english toffee – basically anything with chocolate is on my favorites list.

  24. Love Divinity – my mom always makes some just for me. We used to spend the saturdays leading up to xmas making all kinds of cookies and candy that we would give out as gifts, (the postman, teachers, friends, etc).

    I am going to try your fudge recipe.

  25. jennifer mathis says:

    german chocolate cake

  26. CrystalGB says:

    Your recipe sounds awesome. Fudge is my favorite decadent treat. :)

  27. Spav says:

    Double layer German chocolate cake.