Decadent, rich and creamy white chocolate fudge with bright sweet-tart cranberries and crunchy nutty pistachios is a perfect treat for festive or holiday season. It is so easy, quick to make with just 2 main ingredients.
This white chocolate fudge is a lovely no bake dessert which you can easily make at home with just 2 ingredient- white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. Here I have added pistachios cranberries to it but there are so many other variations you can make by adding different ingredients like oreo, candied cherries, nuts, freeze dried raspberries etc.
The white chocolate fudge recipe shared here is-
- Gluten free
- Kids friendly
- Easy and quick to make
- Perfect for parties, potluck or edible gifting
Though I make this white fudge mostly around Christmas but this time I am making it on Raksha Bandhan festival for my brother who loves white chocolate. Many siblings have lots of ‘fight’ stories around chocolates but both us have very few as I am an ardent dark chocolate lover & he is always on team ‘white chocolate’.
White Chocolate Fudge Ingredients-
Chocolate – To make this white chocolate fudge, I have used Amul White Chocolate Bar. You can use any brand of your choice. Always make sure to read the labels and opt for a chocolate which has ‘cocoa butter‘ in it as the ones with cocoa butter have creamier taste.
Condensed Milk- It is the other main ingredient of fudge. Make sure you are using sweetened condensed milk as we are not adding sugar separately in this fudge recipe.
Butter- It is added to make the fudge smoother and richer in taste. You can use salted or unsalted butter in making fudge. I generally use salted butter as little bit of salt enhances the flavour of chocolate.
Dried Cranberries & Pistachio- The fudge tastes divine with creamy melt in the mouth texture combined with bright fruity cranberries and crunchy pistachios. If you don’t like pistachios, skip them and add only cranberries.
Can I use white chocolate compound?
Yes, you can use white chocolate compound for making fudge. As compound does not have cocoa butter, it is little cheaper and less creamier than regular chocolate. While melting it in double boiler, add some unsalted butter to make it smoother and rich in taste.
How to melt chocolate for fudge?
I have melted chocolate using double boiler method (explained in step images and video). It can also be melted in microwave at 80% power in bursts of 30 seconds. Keep an eye on chocolate continuously if you are melting chocolate in microwave oven as it tends to burn quickly.
White Chocolate Fudge Variations:
You can do so may variations and add different flavours to make white fudge as per your choice. The white chocolate, condensed milk and butter proportion will remain the same, just skip cranberries and pistachios and instead replace them with any of the additives below-
1. White Chocolate Oreo Fudge- You can add some roughly chopped oreos in the fudge to make oreo white chocolate fudge. Apart from classic oreo, there are many varieties available in market these days like golden oreo, strawberry oreo, chocolate oreo. Use any variety of your choice.
2.Cherry White Chocolate Fudge: If you love cherries, then add some coarsely chop candied or glacé cherries to make white chocolate cherry fudge.
3. Birthday Chocolate Fudge: You can make the fudge quirky, fun by adding some edible confetti or sprinklers in the fudge mixture and over the top. Kids will surely love it especially for birthday parties.
4. Crunchy Chocolate Fudge: Add some toasted hazelnuts, peanuts, walnuts, pecans or any nuts of your choice to make crunchy chocolate fudge.
5. Milk / Dark Chocolate Fudge: You can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate or mixture of both to make this fudge. Just make sure you are using the proportions as mentioned in the fudge ingredients list.
Do check out the tips shared at the end of post and have fun while making this recipe. I have also shared a youtube video for this white chocolate cranberry fudge recipe. Do check it out in case of any doubt.
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Ingredients: (Makes 16 pieces)
- White Chocolate- 200 grams (7 oz)
- Sweetened Condensed Milk- 200 grams (7 oz)
- Butter- 1 tbsp
- Dried Cranberries- 1/3 cup
- Chopped Pistachios- 1/4 cup
- Vanilla Extract- 1/4 tsp (optional)
- Melted Butter- For brushing
- I have used 6×6″ inches square cake tin for setting this fudge. You can use smaller size cake tin if you want thicker pieces.
- You can double or triple the recipe if making a large batch.
- If you have nut allergy you can skip adding pistachios.
Take a square baking tin and cut the parchment paper such that its edges are slightly longer than the tin sides. Brush some melted butter on the bottom and sides of tin. Keep this lined tin aside.
Chop the white chocolate into smaller pieces. Chopping the chocolate in smaller pieces makes it melt faster. If you are using chocolate chips, skip this step.
Heat water in a pan and place a heat proof bowl over it (double boiler method). Transfer white chocolate in this bowl. When the chocolate starts melting, add butter & condensed milk to the bowl. Turn the stovetop to low flame.
Transfer this fudge mixture to the lined baking tin. Level it with a spatula or spoon. Top up with some more cranberries and pistachios. Let it cool down on kitchen counter for 15-20 minutes and then transfer in fridge for 3-4 hours at least or overnight to set completely.
Tip: It would be better if you could leave it overnight in fridge as more the fudge is ‘set’, easier it will be to cut into pieces.
Once the fudge is set, lift it from the tin by pulling the sides of parchment paper. Cut it into squares with the help of a sharp knife. Store these fudge squares in an airtight container in fridge.
Enjoy this decadent cranberry pistachio white chocolate fudge !!
1. Line the tin properly using parchment paper and butter. This step ensures that the fudge do not stick to the sides of tin.
2. After adding the condensed milk to melted white chocolate, do not heat it too much as otherwise the sugar in condensed milk starts to caramelise, resulting in chewy texture.
3. Use premium quality chocolate to make smooth creamy fudge. Prefer chocolate which has ‘cocoa butter’ mentioned on its ingredients list.
4. Give at least 3-4 hours to fudge to set completely. If possible, leave it in fridge overnight as this will the cutting part easier and you will get perfectly edges.
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