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also pe·nu·chi  (pə-no͞o′chē) or pa·no·cha  (-nō′chə) or pa·no·che  (-chē)
A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, butter, cream or milk, and often chopped nuts.

[Variant of panocha.]
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(pəˈnu tʃi)

a fudge made of brown sugar, butter, milk, and usu. nuts.
[1945–50, Amer.; variant of panocha orig., raw sugar < Mexican Spanish; compare Sp panocha, variant of panoja ear of grain, panicle < Latin pānucula, pānicula; see panicle]
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Noun1.penuche - fudge made with brown sugar and butter and milk and nuts
fudge - soft creamy candy
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But Kevin Stevens, owner of Penuche's Music Hall and Sports Bar sees the frequent requests as harassment.
KetchiCandies' fudge (made using real cream and pure butter) flavors include chocolate walnut, chocolate pecan, chocolate peanut butter, vanilla, and penuche (maple) with or without nuts.
Top prices: Calved heifers -ES Roberts, Gwyddfor, Penygroes; Brdg cow + calf -RG Jones, Dolmenllyn, Ganllwyd; Grazing cows -DC & S Owen, Pentre Mawr, Dyffryn Ardudwy; BB x str -HE Thomas, Cwm Derwen, Llanerfyl; Cast ewes -RJ Evans, Cynfal, Bryncrug; Rams -LL & GO Roberts, Gorddinan, Dolwyddelan; Welsh hoggs -HW & SW Nutting, Cwmrhwyddfor, Talyllyn; SF hoggs -Garthgwynion Estate, Glaspwll; Xbred hoggs -TA & AM Pugh, Penuche, Dinas Mawddwy & M Rees, Dolwen Uchaf, Rhosygwaliau.
For 95 years, Genoans have been raising money for town improvements by 1) selling vast quantities of tasty homemade fudge and penuche and divinity and 2) holding a dance.
Pour the custard over the penuche filling in the pie, then top with whipped cream and toasted nuts, if desired.