Christmas Cranberry Fudge

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 9 mins

My grandma always made this at Christmas. Then my mom, and when I started baking, I also made this. It's easy and uses cranberry concentrate instead of the usual dried or fresh. It is now a family tradition with us and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter or spray a 9x9 pan.
  2. In a 3-4 quart bowl put the white chips, orange extract, and marshmallow cream; set aside.
  3. In a medium size sauce pan put the milk, sugar and cranberry concentrate; stir. Bring this to a boil and cook to 235°F on candy thermometer (about 9 minutes).
  4. When mixture reaches 235°F, take off the heat and add butter. Stir and mix it well, and then pour over the white chips, extract, and marshmallow cream. Stir this well till all the chips are melted.
  5. Put into prepared pan.
  6. Let it cool and then refrigerate till nice and firm.
  7. Cut in squares.


Most Helpful

This is a great recipe! I followed the directions and then stirred in 1 cup of dried cranberries before pouring into tha pan. I will be making more of this to give away as gifts for the holidays. Thanks!

cindyebf December 07, 2008

After I poured this in my pan, I topped with an entire bag of dried cranberries as a sort of garnish. It is a very pretty treat for the holidays, thanks for the keeper!!

Jessica Costello November 10, 2008

The flavor of this candy is unusual in a lovely way. Color was just a faint hint of pink. Could garnish each piece with a dried cranberry and small bit of candied orange to hint at the nice blend of flavors. I used a candy thermometer but texture of mine was similar to divinity, it didn't set up like traditional fudge, and I'm wondering if I shouldn't cook it a bit more next time. I'll make it again, it's very tasty! Thanks, GRACE in TEXAS, for posting!

LonghornMama December 23, 2004

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