This cranberry white chocolate fudge is made with sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. During the busy holiday season, this is one of the quickest and easiest desserts to make!
This recipe was originally published in November of 2020, but was updated on December 9, 2022 with newer content and fresh pictures.
This easy white chocolate cranberry fudge makes for great gifts around Christmas time.
It's a great no-bake recipe that is so simple to make and you don't even have to turn on the oven!
Why You'll Love This Easy Fudge Recipe
- No candy thermometer is needed.
- All you need are 5 simple ingredients.
- The white chocolate and cranberries taste so good together.
- The texture is both smooth and creamy.
- You can serve them in a cute holiday tin!
You can make homemade fudge easily at home with just a few ingredients.
I love to make fudge using sweetened condensed milk because it’s a lot easier than other recipes where you need a sugar thermometer to get an exact temperature.
Expert Baking Tips
- Baking Pan: Line an 8×8-inch square pan with foil and then non-stick spray. I found that using both makes removing the fudge so much easier. I do not recommend using parchment paper.
- Quick Chilling Method: If you’re in a hurry to serve this fudge, you can place it into the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour and then place it into the freezer for 20-25 minutes. For best results, the fudge should chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
- Cutting Fudge: To get 1-inch small squares, use a ruler and a pastry cutter. You can also use a sharp knife.
Here are some notes on the ingredients we'll be using. For the full ingredients list, look at the recipe card below.
- White Chocolate Chips: I used Nestle's. Do not use chocolate melts.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk: Use normal sweetened condensed milk, not fat-free.
- Cranberries: Use dried, not fresh cranberries.
Here are the step by step instructions on how to make this white chocolate fudge recipe.
Step 1: Melt the chocolate. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk using a rubber spatula.
Stir occasionally until the white fudge is smooth.
Step 2: Mix in the other ingredients. Once completely melted, remove the pan from the heat and mix in the vanilla extract, salt, and dried cranberries.
Step 3: Transfer the mixture. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and smooth out with the spatula.
Step 4: Chill. Place the fudge into the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours. The best option is to let it chill overnight.
Keep the fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Be sure to wrap your fudge in plastic wrap a few times and place it into an air-tight container or a freezer bag. Keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
No you cannot, for they are not interchangeable. Sweetened condensed milk contains the sugar that is needed for the fudge to set up, whereas evaporated milk contains no sugar.
To make this an even more festive fudge recipe, you can mix in a ½ cup of crunchy almonds or even pistachios to add extra flavour and a little crunch.
It brings me so much joy to see you make my recipes. 🙂
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Cranberry White Chocolate Fudge
- 8x8 inch baking pan
- Silicone Spatula
- 2 ½ cups white chocolate chips
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk and cook over medium heat. Stir occasionally using a silicone spatula until the white chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the vanilla extract, salt, and dried cranberries. Pour the fudge into your prepared baking dish and smooth out with your spatula.
- Place the fudge into the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours (for best results, let it chill overnight). Slice the chilled fudge into 56 1-inch squares. * For a quick chilling method, place the fudge into the refrigerator for 1 hour and then place it into the freezer for 25 minutes. Then cut into squares.
- Keep the fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.