If you’re looking for an easy Christmas candy recipe, this one for cranberry fudge is as simple as they come. The only drawback is your hand might feel a bit worn out after stirring a few minutes…but believe me, this fudge is worth it. Give it a try!
You will need:
9 x 9 square pan
Medium, heavy saucepan
Cooking spray ( I use Pam for this )
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips ( minimum 12 oz )
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla ( substitute almond if using cherries )
1- 6 oz package of dried cranberries or dried cherries
1/2 cup pecan pieces ( substitute walnuts )
Line pan with tin foil, spray with cooking spray…sides,too!
Place chips and syrup in saucepan and cook on low until melted…stir constantly,it doesn’t take long.
Remove from stove and stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Beat until fudge is thick and glossy looking ( this is where a wooden spoon is quite handy! ). This takes anywhere from 3-5 minutes, depending of course on how tired your hand might become.
Add the cranberries( or cherries ) and nuts and stir thoroughly. Place in pan and keep in fridge until firm.
Use foil to lift fudge out of pan , remove foil and cut into bite size squares…about an inch.
Store in refrigerator in airtight container or gallon size plastic bag. Enjoy!