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Cranberry Fudge

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 Kennedy, Deer Park, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1-1/3 pounds (81 pieces)


  • 2 cups 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


  • Line a 9-in. square pan with foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan; discard foil. Cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 35 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • daleylb
    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
    Dec 6, 2015

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

  • cellis7760
    Jul 4, 2015

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

  • Phyllis Lay
    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
    Dec 28, 2014

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

  • vistaannie
    Dec 27, 2014

    Fabulous! No need to try & alter it - original couldn't be better. It was rated highest of allmy Christmas treats by family & friends. Combination of sweet vs tart is great!Baking for 66 yrs.

  • jeanmesa
    Dec 27, 2014

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

  • WillKerry
    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
    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
    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!