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White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

This White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is HEAVEN! I could easily coin this the best chocolate fudge ever, great for holiday baking and exchanges.

This White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is HEAVEN! I could easily coin this the best chocolate fudge ever, great for holiday baking and exchanges

With only a week to go before Christmas, the pressure is on! Concerts, parties, shopping, wrapping, more shopping and wrapping – the list goes on and on.

So, what about your holiday baking? I sure hope the busy schedule didn’t hinder the chance to bake some goodies in the kitchen! Delicious priorities, people! While I love making my Star-Shaped Jam Cookies, I was in the mood for a new holiday treat.

Whether it’s for guests that pop by or just for us to enjoy after dinner {with a Christmas movie}, seasonal baking is great to have on hand.

Yet, you don’t need to devote an entire day to slaving in the kitchen, thanks to some easy Christmas recipes like these AMAZING Eggnog Cookies.

Specifically, I very much wanted these the White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge. *swoon*

This White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is HEAVEN! I could easily coin this the best chocolate fudge ever, great for holiday baking and exchanges

When I went to the site to find a goodie to make on weekend afternoon, my eyes immediately went to this recipe. My heart belong to White Chocolate and I knew this recipe would be a hit.

Best of all, it’s so simple to make like my White Toffee Bark. I almost cringe calling it ‘baking’. Take a peek at the simplicity of this recipe.

white chocolate fudge

This recipe is from Kraft Canada, yet I adapted it for the nuts being optional. Not only does my husband have a nut allergy, yet I know just how dangerous it can be to some and would rather not take the chance at guests reacting.

This is the part you’ll love, busy parents. Since this recipe from the start to putting it in the fridge to cool – took just 7 minutes.

I love that this recipe fits in so well with the busy schedule which is especially chaotic around the holidays.

This White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is HEAVEN! I could easily coin this the best chocolate fudge ever, great for holiday baking and exchanges

But the taste? HEAVEN! I could easily coin this the best chocolate fudge ever {pause while I run to grab a square to enjoy}.

If you opt to only make one treat this holiday season, make these – they have become my new favourite! And while you have some leftover cranberries, make sure to make this Cranberry Eggnog Bread, it’s a perfect seasonal treat.

white chocolate fudge kraft canada

This recipe would even be a great one for a baking exchange {lucky recipients!} or as gifts to those you love and appreciate. In fact, I gave some to my delivery people last week. They sure were happy!

To complete the present and the look, print out gift tags and package up pretty for an exchange.

What baking do you look forward to most during the holidays?

This White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is HEAVEN! I could easily coin this the best chocolate fudge ever, great for holiday baking and exchanges
This White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is HEAVEN! I could easily coin this the best chocolate fudge ever, great for holiday baking and exchanges

White Chocolate Fudge

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Refridgerate: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 14 minutes

This White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is HEAVEN! I could easily coin this the best chocolate fudge ever, great for holiday baking and exchanges

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg Baker's White Chocolate, 170 g each
  • 3/4 cup canned sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds {optional}

Instructions

  1. LINE 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Microwave chocolate and milk in large microwaveable bowl on MEDIUM 2 to 3 min. or until chocolate is almost melted; stir until completely melted. Stir in nuts, cranberries and zest.
  2. SPREAD onto bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  3. USE foil handles to lift fudge from pan before cutting to serve.

Notes

VARIATION Prepare as directed, substituting 1 cup chopped toasted pecans for the almonds, and 1/2 cup each chopped red and green candied cherries for the cranberries.
NOTEThis fudge makes a great treat for teachers. Don't forget to include a copy of the recipe with your gift!
HOW TO USE THE LEFTOVER SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK Store leftover sweetened condensed milk in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 1 week. Serve over cut-up fruit or hot cooked oatmeal. Or for extra flavour, stir into your cup of hot brewed coffee or tea instead of regular milk.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Saturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 37gProtein: 7g

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88 Comments

  1. That looks delicious! And super simple. It’s crunch time, so any sweet but easy recipes are a God-send right now, especially ones that are naturally gluten-free like fudge. Will be adding this to my Christmas baking today, thank you!!

  2. I love fudge! love to make it just as much as eating it! 🙂 this looks like a great recipe to try! thanks for sharing!

  3. This recipe looks very good. There is always so much chocolate around at holiday time its nice to see a whlte chocolate for a change. Less messy for the little ones too. I might have to try this recipe this year. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This looks great. I always look forward to the millionaires shortbread at christmas.

  5. This fudge looks so pretty and by the sounds of it extremely delicious. It would be a great idea to make a bunch of it to have ready to hand out to those people who show up with a small gift and you haven’t bought them one. I would also print out the recipe so they could make it themselves next year. Yummy.

  6. looks delicious! I wonder if you could make it with milk chocolate and would taste as good? must try both ways!

  7. this recpe look yummy; love makng fudge. I look forward to making
    cookies,Chocolate Cherry Squares

  8. I love when my husband makes Christmas cake – that’s my absolute favorite. He also makes a mean fudge as does my mother-in-law, so this would be great for us to try! Can’t wait!

  9. Omg yet another absolutely yummy recipe to make! Oh tammi my poor hips are going to really pay for this, lol

  10. I usually don’t do much Christmas baking but this being my first year of retirement….I’m open to new recipes! I do believe I’m looking forward to trying this recipe SOON!!! Thanks for posting!!

  11. oh my – these look so delicious – my favourites, White Chocolate and Cranberries! Nummy!

  12. omg so yummy. i would love to have that right now but i would put some almonds in there yumm

  13. Mmm this fudge looks so festive and easy to make. I think it would make a very nice hostess gift. Thanks for sharing!

  14. My grandpa taught me the secrets to making homemade fudge and I can’t wait to try this recipe.It looks like it would be a little taste of heaven and it’s so perfect for Christmas.

  15. Sounds like an amazing fudge recipe! Going to pick up the items tomorrow to make it 🙂

  16. Ooh, white chocolate is my favourite as well, but I have never really used it in a recipe before, let alone make it into a delicious fudge!! I will definitely give this a go 🙂

  17. This looks delicious, especially without the nuts. I will definitely try this during the holidays!

  18. oh no – this looks too delicious! I’ll bet I can modify this yummy sounding recipe into a truffle batch too.

  19. This recipe sounds delicious! I would definitely try this with milk chocolate as well!

  20. Oh my goodness this looks delicious . I gained 10 pounds just drooling over it 🙂

  21. My aunt used to make a variation of this fudge and it was so delicious. I would like to surprise her by making this recipe for her so thank you for sharing it.

  22. I didn’t know that recipes for fudge were so relatively simple! This sounds amazing!

  23. I always forget how easy fudge is to make and how versatile it can be 🙂 Your photos look amazing! Very simple and a pretty display!

  24. this looks so incredibly yummy! White chocolate, cranberries AND almonds…perfect combo!!!!

  25. So, I have this bag of dried cranberries in our baking drawer (I bought the wrong ones, of course, he wanted the frozen ones for his recipe :/) and thanks to you, I have finally found a use for them! Will let you know how I make out….fudge isn’t my forte….but my son has been pleading for some!!!

  26. I am going to try this tomorrow. Many friends have liked this and I know I will be making it a lot at christmas for parties and gifts.

  27. Perfect for a Valentine’s weekend treat! I was looking for something different to make today, rather than the standard festive cupcakes.

  28. Ohh, I think I will make these this week for my grandmother’s birthday. She loves white chocolate!

  29. It looks delicious. I love cranberries and this is so pretty. Thanks!

  30. My son loves white chocolate–have never used it for fudge. It looks really pretty with the cranberries.
    Thanks for stopping by and linking with See Ya in the Gumbo.

  31. Oooh this sounds delish. Thanks for posting. Hello from Treasure Box Tuesday.

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  35. Oooh I bet the orange zest and the zing of the cranberries really brightens the flavors in this fudge! Whoever you gave that beautiful tin to got a delicious holiday gift!

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