This easy 5-ingredient fudge comes together in minutes for gifting or as a sweet treat for Christmas.
Christmas is less than 3 weeks away and I have an easy fudge recipe that’s soon to be Santa’s favorite. . .White Chocolate Cranberry-Orange-Pistachio Fudge! This fudge recipe has less than 10 minutes hands on time, the hardest part is waiting for it to set before cutting and serving!
These little squares of fudge look and taste like little presents, with their red, green and orange ‘jewels’ of sweet-tart cranberry, candied orange peel and salty pistachios. We like it topped with sea salt flakes to balance the sweetness of the white chocolate.
White Chocolate Cranberry-Orange-Pistachio Fudge
Yield: 36 pieces
4 – 4 oz. bars white chocolate (1 pound), finely chopped
14.5 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
4 oz. candied orange peel, found with the fruitcake baking supplies, online, or make your own
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup coarsely chopped roasted and salted pistachios
Optional: Flake Sea Salt, such as Maldon or Fleur de Sel
Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with plastic wrap (or parchment paper) so all four edges overhang pan and coat with nonstick spray.
Stir together chopped white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat uncovered in the microwave on high for 1 minute and stir well. Continue heating in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. This will take about 2 – 3 minutes, depending on your microwave.
When the chocolate mixture is melted and smooth, add cranberries, orange peel and pistachios. Fold together with rubber spatula and then immediately pour into the prepared pan, pressing it down into corners of pan. Sprinkle top of fudge with flaky sea salt. Transfer pan to the refrigerator and let chill until set, about 2 hours or overnight.
When fudge is set, lift out of the pan by the overhanging plastic wrap; cut into pieces using knife.
Fudge may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature one to two weeks. . .ha! . . .or refrigerate and extend shelf life to two to three weeks.
Got leftover over pistachios?
Bake and Give Cranberry-Orange-Pistachio Loaves. . .
Mini loaves that are merry and bright, as well as sweet, tart and nutty!