Oh what fun it is to bake for the Christmas Season especially when Cranberry Pecan White Fudge is on the menu!
Christmas season means candy and sweet treats are being made in our kitchen! This week it’s Cranberry Pecan White Fudge which was served on Christmas Tree shopping day!
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- Day 3 (Kids Activities) TWEEN & TEEN CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES (I interviewed my Grand kids and these are their answers)
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- Day 6 (DIY Wreath) FESTIVE RED BUFFALO PLAID CHRISTMAS WREATH
- Day 7 (DIY Ornaments) SIMPLE & EASY NATIVITY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
- Day 8 (Christmas Printables) EASY KIDS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SCAVENGER HUNT GAME
- Day 9 (Pot Luck Recipes) ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE
- Day 10 (Christmas Desserts) CRANBERRY PECAN WHITE FUDGE
- Day 11 (Christmas Breakfast) CHICKEN AND CHEESE EGGS SKILLET
- Day 12 (Christmas Tree) FESTIVE RED AND GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS
Do you prefer Milk Chocolate or White Chocolate? I’m a white chocolate girl. Not that I don’t enjoy good milk chocolate too but I just prefer white so when I came across this recipe in one of my favorite Christmas treats cookbooks I knew it was next on my to-do list.
We have this one Christmas cookbook with well-worn pages and sticky notes poking out all over it. We have been working our way through that book for years now. I think I found it in the checkout line at the grocery store many years ago. Check this list (affiliate link) to see if there might be one in stock. It is called Pillsbury Most Requested Recipes Volume 5, Number 1 (Cookies, Bars, Candies & Bread) This recipe is adapted from that cookbook.
There are only 6 ingredients in this recipe and no baking. You can whip this up in minutes then allow it to chill for about an hour before slicing.
Ingredients include; Cream cheese, Canned Vanilla Frosting, White baking chips, Dixie Crystals powdered sugar, Cranberries and Pecans. Just as I adapted the recipe for the flavors we enjoy, you can do the same. Skip the cranberries if you like or maybe you’d prefer pistachio nuts rather than pecans. Do it! Then be sure to come back and tell me how you liked it.
Have you seen our recipe for Maple Walnut Fudge? It’s right here!
Fudge is always a good choice when gifting food or planning desserts for your Christmas celebrations. It’s quick and easy to make, stores well and most people love it.
Fudge also tends to be really sweet so be sure to cut the pieces small which is another good thing about it. By cutting it small, you get lots more servings!
I made this easy recipe for Cranberry Pecan White Fudge and this recipe for Festive Holiday Bark in the same evening. It was the day before we made our annual trip to the Christmas Tree Farm. I wanted the grandchildren to have some goodies to enjoy while they were decorating the Christmas tree.
One Hint about these goodies. Refrigerate them for storage. They are best fresh from the refrigerator.
- 1 (12 oz.) pkg. White baking chips
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar (I use Dixie Crystal)
- 3 oz. Softened Cream Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Vanilla Frosting (canned is fine)
- 3/4 Cup Chopped Pecans
- 2/3 Cup Sweet Dried Cranberries
Line a 9 inch square baking pan with foil and then spray it with non-stick spray.
In a bowl, combine the powdered sugar, cream cheese and frosting and then mix on medium speed until well blended about 60 seconds.
Stir in the pecans and dried cranberries by hand.
Melt the white chips in a medium saucepan over low heat stirring constantly.
Add the melted chips to the sugar mixture and stir well.
Spread the fudge into your sprayed and foil lined pan. Refrigerator for about an hour until set.
Lift the foil from the pan to remove the fudge.
Slice into about 36 squares to serve.