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), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 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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daleylb User ID: 8555411 267840
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2017

"I agree with some that I couldn't call this fudge. It's a chocolate candy with cranberries. Like the added cranberries but this is very, very sweet. I wonder if using regular sugar would cut down on the sweetness as opposed to the powdered sugar? I wouldn't know the proportions, though, so more than likely will not make this again."

Flenner User ID: 2160342 238866
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

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

[email protected] User ID: 6834913 228944
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

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

Phyllis Lay User ID: 1117201 216626
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!"

jillknit User ID: 902626 216157
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

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

vistaannie User ID: 1818596 216072
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."

jeanmesa User ID: 2752065 216071
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

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

WillKerry User ID: 5241587 216070
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!"

grandmaconnie User ID: 519775 216069
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!"

lady_v User ID: 7558849 91395
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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