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I was inspired to make this fudge by a candy shop in Portsmouth, NH, called Mainely Gourmet. They sell the most decadent and unusual chocolates there. They have a cran orange white chocolate bark that is amazing. I experimented and came up with this. It's delicious, velvety and smooth. A great addition to holiday baking, I think. (Number of pieces you get depends on what size you cut them)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2⁄3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 2⁄3 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups mini marshmallows (4 oz)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups good quailty white chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
- 3⁄4-1 cup orange flavored dried cranberries (plain is ok if you can't find the orange ones)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1 grated orange, zest of
- Grease an 8" square pan.
- In a medium saucepan, combine butter, milk, sugar and salt.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips, craisins, nuts, vanilla and orange zest.
- Stir quickly for 1 minute until marshmallows melt and blend.
- Pour into pan, cool, and cut into squares.
First of all, I had this flavor of fudge at a gourmet chocolates shop and was dying t o copy it at home! So happy to find this recipe. And it tasted wonderful. The only problem was that it stayed sort of mushy and never really set. It really did taste good, but I'm not sure what I could do to make it a little more firm and therefore presentable as a gift.
Great Valentine's Day treat! The only thing I did differently was to double the recipe. Followed the recipe to the tee and it came out great. Everyone loved it!