White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge

 

White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge

 

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.

 

White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge

 

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

 

White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge

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

White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Line an 8 x 8 square pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Spray with baking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large sauce pan over low heat, combine chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and salt.
  4. 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.)
  5. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, cranberries and pecans.
  6. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, or until firm.
  7. Cut into bite sized pieces.

Enjoy!

Recipe from Spoonful of Flavor

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 recipe, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 5221 Calories
  • Total Fat: 231.6g
  • Cholesterol: 235.7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 733.6g
  • Fiber: 26.8g
  • Sugar: 678.3g
  • Protein: 68.6g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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15 comments on “White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge”

  1. Thanks I found the recipe and I will try. Hope it comes out after all these comments.

  2. Will never make this again. Looked like a great recipe – I followed the recipe exactly as published and it came out a sloppy mess that hasn’t set and drips off a spoon like melted butter. So diappointed and such a waste of food..

  3. I’m a bit gutted about the results of this recipe! I followed the directions to the letter and I’m left with a stick gooey mess that even after 3hrs in the fridge I still can’t cut in to nice little cubes as shown in the picture! Tastes amazing but it’s not firm enough!

    • Hi, Rosie! I am sorry to hear that your fudge isn’t firm. I would let it chill in the fridge a little longer. It should harden as it is just a basic recipe. There isn’t anything that would prevent it from hardening. Enjoy!

      • Mine has been in the fridge for almost 6 hours and it’s still not firm. :o(

      • Hi Cathy and Rosie! I am sorry to hear that you had issues with the fudge setting. I tested the recipe again given the feedback you gave and have decided to adjust the amount of the chocolate chips to 3 cups just to be sure. Thanks for your feedback!

    • Are you sure you used sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk? It makes a big difference and the two are often displayed next to each other in the store.

  4. Hi, I cannot get white chocolate in nibs in the UK, only blocks / slabs. Can you tell the weight of white chocolate required for the fudge. It looks great and I can’t wait to try it. Many thanks.

  5. LOVE it! Perfect sweet gift for the holidays!

  6. I love fudge and always seem to be giving away fudge as gifts over the holidays. . so I need to make my own!!! love this recipe from Ashley. . she’s fabulous!!

  7. Ashley – these are SO gorgeous!!!

  8. I love this fudge, I could eat the whole batch!!!

  9. Oooh Ashley this looks good. LOVE that you added pecans to the fudge…genius idea!!

  10. This fudge recipe looks delicious. Holidays are my favorite with all these edible gifts.