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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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Flenner
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

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

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cellis7760@gmail.com
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

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

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Phyllis Lay
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!"

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jillknit
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

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

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vistaannie
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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jeanmesa
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Did not care for it at all. ......did not resemble fudge. Waste of time and ingredients."

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WillKerry
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Sweet n Tart Delight! First batch I followed the recipe and it was GREAT! 2nd batch I switched to pecans and stirred in about 2 tbsp shredded coconut. It was a most delicious variation! I like the lower fat/ calorie aspects of this recipe. The blend of sweet and tart is just plain yummie! I'm a guy with limited cooking experience and this was easy enough that I could do it! Thanks Taste of Home!"

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grandmaconnie
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"I did not change this recipe at all. My grandson said it was the best fudge he ever had. On Christmas day, after dinner, he said that he felt like a piece of fruit. I asked him if he wanted and apple. He said that no, he was thinking of a small piece of fruit; like a cranberry. We all laughed because what he really wanted was a piece of fudge!"

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lady_v
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I love this recipe! I have made it with different kinds of nuts, it is really good with cashews or with black walnuts!"

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DeDe71
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"After reading all the great reviews about this fudge I just had to try it. Plus it looked so easy and I had all of the ingredients on hand (unlike other fudge recipes that use marshmallows or marshmallow creme this one did not). Overall the taste is okay, almost an acquired taste with the cranberries. It will get eaten, but I won't be making it again."

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