Cranberry Cashew Fudge Recipe

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Cranberry Cashew Fudge Recipe

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What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving it a colorful and festive upgrade. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
MAKES:
64 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:
64 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashews, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Line an 8-in. square baking dish with foil; grease foil with butter.
In a large heavy saucepan, combine milk, sugar and salt. Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Stir in chocolate and marshmallows until melted. Stir in cashews, cranberries and vanilla. Immediately spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-3/4 pounds (64 pieces).
Originally published as Cranberry Cashew Fudge in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashews, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Line an 8-in. square baking dish with foil; grease foil with butter.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine milk, sugar and salt. Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in chocolate and marshmallows until melted. Stir in cashews, cranberries and vanilla. Immediately spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-3/4 pounds (64 pieces).
Originally published as Cranberry Cashew Fudge in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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