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Christmas Fudge

Christmas Fudge

Christmas Fudge

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Christmas Fudge
4.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: CandyDifficulty: Medium



A versatile white fudge with red (cherries or cranberries) and green (cherries or pistachios). Creamy and festive!


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 cup red candied cherries, chopped, or dried cranberries

  • 1/2 cup green candied cherries, chopped, or green pistachios, roughly chopped


  • Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, butter, cream and salt to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Let boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and slowly add the powdered sugar and vanilla, stirring until smooth and well combined. Stir in the cherries, cranberries or pistachios until evenly distributed. Spoon into baking dish and chill for 1 hour or until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container.


  • Pictured: fudge made with pistachios and cranberries. With the candied cherries, the colors will be brighter.


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First time making fudge ever. I followed the recipe exactly except I omitted the cherries and used red and green M&M mini's. It came out excellent! It tastes just like the vanilla fudge I get from the local chocolate shop.
- Caroline

love this fudge recipe! would make it again and again. thanks
- A Baker

While being delicous, it's a little time consuming for beginners like me.
- A Baker

this recipe is the best my friend told me abou this site and i am impressed it actually has better recipes than cook books!!!
- A Baker

Absolutely great fudge. I had several people ask for the recipe after trying a piece of it. Easy to make. Will make this a "tradition" for Christmas.
- A Baker

Excellent. My children and I do not like chocolate and this recipe is perfect. Highly recommended!!! Thank You.
- kerri
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