Cranberry Fudge Recipe -

Cranberry Fudge

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"There's nothing quite like the combination of chocolate and cranberries, it wins every time. This fudge is a perfect holiday gift. Your friends, family and coworkers will thank you for it!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8x8 inch pan Change Servings


  1. Line bottom and sides of an 8x8 inch pan with plastic wrap. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries and corn syrup to a boil. Boil on high for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced to about 3 tablespoons. Remove from heat.
  3. Immediately add chocolate chips, stirring untill they are melted completely. Add confectioner's sugar, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract, stirring vigorously until mixture is thick and glossy. Pour into pan. Cover and chill untill firm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 27, 2004

This recipe is delicious, and on the third try, I got it to set beautifully. It takes longer than 5-7 minutes to boil the cranberry/corn syrup mixture down to the right consistency, which should be jam-like. It took me more like 10-15 minutes. If too much liquid is left in the mixture, the fudge will be runny and if you boil it too much, the cranberries will dry out and get crunchy and the fudge will be very hard. To set the fudge you should also let it sit for 12-24 hours in the fridge. If it's too tart for your tastes, mix some condense milk in with your evaporated milk to sweeten it up. mmmm!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2006

I used 1 1/4 cups cranberries instead of the whole bag. I boiled for 7 minutes and my fudge set with no problem. I did mix the vanilla, sugar and milk together before hand I don't know if that makes any difference and I added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. I really liked the mix of sweet and tart, however I used generic semi-sweet chocolate and I think it showed in the quality. Next time I will user higher quality chocolate but I will definitly be making this again.

Dec 18, 2007

Here's the secret.... forget the fresh/frozen cranberries. Use CRAISINS (dried cranberries) and add 1 cup of chopped pecans if you like. Ta da! PERFECT consistency FIRST TIME....!

Dec 06, 2005

Yummy, but I couldn't get it to set. No problem - I froze it, rolled it into balls, dipped it in chocolate and made the most wonderful truffles. Melt 1/8 lb parafin with 1 lg. bag chocolate if you'd like to do the same.

Oct 08, 2003

The fudge is very good but it didn't set up for me. Any suggestions on what I might have done wrong? Would make it again if it would get firmer.

Oct 17, 2003

I did not like how this turned out at all.

Oct 22, 2002

tastes great, doesn't set. Could anybody find out what to do to make it set? I too would make it again if it would set.

Dec 20, 2006

This is very good but it did not set for me. I rolled it up in nuts instead and it was really good.


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  • Calories
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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