Hi everyone! Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor here again and today I am sharing one of my favorite holiday treats. Fudge is one of my favorite things to make around the holidays. It is perfect to give as a homemade gift and takes little time to prep and cook. Fudge is one of those treats that seems extra special, but often takes less time and ingredients that many other desserts. It is bite sized so you won’t feel bad about having a piece or two. This recipe for white chocolate fudge with dried cranberries and pecans is relatively fool proof and uses only minimal ingredients. I’m not usually a huge fan of white chocolate, but there is something about this fudge that I love. The rich white chocolate is balanced with the tart sweet cranberries and crunchy pecans.
A lot of people are worried about making fudge because they are concerned that it will not set properly or will crack and crumble. While I agree that some fudge recipes can be temperamental, most are very successful. And, if you can believe it, easy to make! I love this white chocolate fudge recipe because you don’t have to worry about using a candy thermometer to achieve a certain temperature. Just follow the instructions and the result will be creamy white chocolate fudge. In fact, my biggest tip for successful fudge is to follow the directions closely and pay special attention to temperature and time.
White chocolate cranberry pecan fudge is perfect for the holidays! Only a few easy ingredients combine to create rich and creamy fudge. You can even substitute the pecans for your favorite nut. I like to substitute them with pistachios or walnuts, depending on what I have available in my pantry.
Can You Eat Fresh Cranberries?
Yes, you can eat fresh, raw cranberries, but the tart, bitter flavor may not be pleasing to your palate.
Raw cranberries can be added to salads, relishes and other dishes.
Are Cranberries Nutritious?
Cranberries offer a range of possible health benefits, because they are a good source of various vitamins and antioxidants.
Half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories, and they are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
How Long Will Fudge Keep?
Fudge that is kept in an airtight container at room temperature will last for one to two weeks.
Refrigerating fudge can extend its shelf life to two to three weeks.
White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge
- 3 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- dash of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- Line an 8 x 8 square pan with aluminum foil.
- Spray with baking spray and set aside.
- In a large sauce pan over low heat, combine chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and salt.
- Stir occasionally until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth. (If little bits of chocolate remain, keep stirring. The mixture should be completely smooth.)
- Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, cranberries and pecans.
- Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, or until firm.
- Cut into bite sized pieces.
Recipe from Spoonful of Flavor
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 5221 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 235.7mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 733.6g Fiber: 26.8g Sugar: 678.3g Protein: 68.6g
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