Cranberry Fudge Recipe
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Cranberry Fudge Recipe

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This creamy, crunchy fudge is packed with walnuts and cranberries to satisfy all who try it. Though they may seem decadent, each little bite is filled with tons of fabulous, guilt-free flavor.—Delia R. Kennedy, Deer Park, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:81 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 81 servings


  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (5 ounces) dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 36 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch


  1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine chocolate chips and corn syrup. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until thickened and glossy, about 5 minutes. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Spread into prepared pan; refrigerate until firm.
  3. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan; discard foil. Cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/3 pounds (81 pieces).
Originally published as Cranberry Fudge in Light & Tasty December/January 2007, p49

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"used dried cherries instead and omitted nuts and used milk chocolate as a personal choice and this fudge is fantastic!"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Easy family favorite that is incredibly delicious and lo-cal at just 81 calories per piece!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"We have another fudge recipe similar to this one but doesn't have anything added to it. Thought I'd try this one and it's excellent!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"Very good! My husband really liked it and I liked the addition of the cranberries."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Fabulous! No need to try & alter it - original couldn't be better. It was rated highest of all

my Christmas treats by family & friends. Combination of sweet vs tart is great!
Baking for 66 yrs."

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