Creamy White Chocolate Pistachio Cranberry Fudge

I have a confession to make, i have never ever in my life made fudge. Now, i am a little embarrassed! Who knew it was so easy!

Since making the first batch a week before Christmas, my family and friends have become full blown addicts! I have had to make 4 more batches of this fudge since. This fudge is the perfect balance of creamy, sweet, crunchy from the pistachios and tart from the cranberries. Your tastebuds will sing in harmony after you pop a piece in your mouth.

The recipe makes 64 pieces and trust me, some of you will be fighting over the last piece. Do a test batch first, if that goes well make two or three batches to be safe. Hah.

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
3 cups (546g) white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 cup (120g) dried cranberries
¾ cup (92g) shelled salted pistachios

Line an 8-inch square baking dish with foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides to easily pull the fudge out once it is set. Set aside.

Combine the sweetened condensed milk and white chocolate chips in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Stirring constantly, cook until the white chocolate has melted completely and the mixture is smooth. It will be quite thick. Once smooth, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt.

Then stir in the cranberries and pistachios until evenly combined.

Pour into the prepared dish and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula.

Cover the fudge with foil and refrigerate for 4 hours, or leave at room temperature overnight.

Once set, lift the fudge out of the dish using the foil overhang. Turn the fudge upside down to remove the foil, then turn right side up on a cutting board.

Cut the fudge into 1-inch squares

Tada! How easy was that, right? These little pieces of happiness are a great homemade gift during the holidays as well. Put them in a collectable tin or in a cellophane bag with red and green ribbon tied in a bow.

15 Comment

  1. This look amazing! I cannot wait to try it! You make it look so easy!

  2. This sounds phenomenal and so easy in the grand scheme of things! Must make ASAP. And I’m such a pistachio girl!

    Coming Up Roses

    1. It’s so easy and so worth the 5 minutes it takes. I love the pistachios in it because they are salty and crunch, they are yummy. If you give it a try please let me know how you like it. Haha.

  3. Leslie…I have a confession to make, too. I’ve only attempted making fudge once, and it came out like a block of glass! Your fudge looks amazing! Creamy and good. Sweet and salty and tangy with bits of crunch! You should package this and sell it! I’d be a frequent customer! 🙂

    1. Haha! I have had a lot of people say that. I have given a little thought to it about selling it at the local grills and convient stores around my way. It’s addicting i tell ya! You should try it, it’s really easy!

  4. Omg, this sounds amazing! Love the idea of making a white chocolate fudge! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. I didn’t know if I’d like it because I’m not a white chocolate kind of petson but i made sure to eat the last piece hah.

  5. This looks good x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

    1. Thank ya! Not bad for a recipe that takes 5 minutes, hah.

  6. This sounds SO good and actually sounds so much easier than I thought it would be! I definitely need to give this a try.

  7. I love the combo of pistachios and good!

  8. I am obsessed with pistachios! I’ll have to give this a try.
    I made my own condensed milk and I always use sugar, so it’s sweet. I wonder if it will still be eatable without the sugar in it…

    1. I’ve wanted to try making my own sweetened condensed milk, but haven’t had a chance to try it. That is so cool you do that! Hmm, I’m not sure on that though, the white chocolate chips may even it out without the sugar?

  9. This recipe looks so easy! I poked around a bit on your site. It’s very nice and it inspires me to want to try some of your recipes.

    1. Poke around all you’d like. Haha i love baking it relaxes me. Hey, at the end there is a sweet treat to comfort me as well. Hah. Let me know how you like it if you decide to try anything.

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