Thursday, December 4, 2008

White Christmas fudge

Can I let you in on a secret? Sugar and I are pretty close. But as much as I enjoy sweet treats, I actually enjoy sharing them even more. With Christmas fast approaching, I have even more reasons these days to spend time in my kitchen baking and making all kinds of sweets.

One of the things I make every year at Christmas time is white chocolate fudge. It's a rare treat because it's super sweet. Just know that a little bite really goes a long way. If you'd like to make it, here's what you'll need:

2 packages (6 squares each) of Baker's premium white baking chocolate
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2/3 cup coarsely chopped almonds (toasted or not, either way works great)
2/3 cup dried cranberries or craisins (I typically use craisins)



I believe I mentioned that this is super sweet, right? Look no further for the reason why:



This is how this yummy treat gets started. Put the 12 white chocolate squares in a large bowl and pour in the condensed milk. Microwave them on high for 2 to 3 minutes until the chocolate is almost melted and stir with a spatula until the chocolate melts completely. Add the orange peel, almonds and craisins, and stir until all the ingredients are well blended. Pour into an 8x8 pan lined with foil extending over the sides of the pan.

Refrigerate it for at least 2 to 3 hours before serving. Lift the fudge out of the pan using the foil handles, then peel the foil off the fudge. Cut into 5 rows both ways to make 25 squares.

If you behaved and didn't lick the spatula (probably because someone else got to it first!), now is your chance to get a taste. Go ahead and take one while you still can!


Store the fudge in a plastic container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks but frankly, I can't imagine it lasting that long. It'll be gone within a few days, especially if you're in a sharing mood. As a matter of fact, this fudge makes a great gift. Not that you have to give it all away, of course. Just keep a couple of pieces to have along with your cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy a great way to sweeten up your day! :)

43 comments:

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

yum! I am going to make me some of that....sigh....there goes the diet!

;-)

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh Yummy!!!! You are tempting me.
Susan

Rebekah said...

Oh yummy! I love fudge during the holidays. It's a tradition that I make the kind my mom always made. Yours looks delicious!

Tori said...

Hmmm, this looks fantastic! I may see if I can make this, we'll see.

Susan B said...

This looks so yummy!! And very easy to make. It's very pretty too. I've never made fudge with cranberries. (I love the white fudge on the red plate). Thank you for sharing the recipe.

PEA said...

Oooooh, I love fudge...any type of fudge...and I want some of THAT fudge! lol Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, I must give it a try. xoxo

Lib said...

Looks yumo! Imake this using choc. or peanutbutter, will try this recipe also!THanks for sharing!
Blessins',Lib

Angela said...

Oh lovely - thank you for this recipe!

SarahHub said...

This looks great! And I love cranberries, so even better!

Becky said...

I bookmarked this. It looks delicious, and I have to take a dessert to church shortly. Thanks for the recipe!

"Dove" said...

White chocolate is my absolute weakness. We're having a first birthday party this weekend and I'm going to make some of this fudge. My (unofficial)story is that I'm making a batch to serve to guests, but who am I kidding? I'm making it for ME, and whatever is left by Sunday will (maybe) be put out to share! :) Thanks for the recipe.

Leah Belle said...

wow! that looks amazing! you're right...what a great gift!

Tea Time With Melody said...

I love fudge too and the only time I make it is during the holidays. I don't know why, well yes I do, I can't stop at just one piece. lol

azahar said...

My daughters, Diyana and Amalia, just love chocolate fudge, or any chocolate for that matter! They learn to love chocolate when we were in Athens, Georgia.

They will love me for bringing back the recipes. Thank you very much for the recipes.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

How wonderful does that look! A new recipe is always one I love, thank you for sharing :)

Fuschia said...

So glad you stopped by the Land of Pink! I will be back when I have time to do some reading...I think we are kindred spirits ;)
The OCR Ruby Lace dessert plate is very familiar to me!

MARGARETE said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I believe you and I could become great friends...sweets and tea...my favorite!
Oh, your zebra cake looks delicious...I now have to figure out how to do this gluten/casein free for my dd...she would love it.

Farrah said...

That sounds delicious! I adore white fudge.

Thank you for stopping by yesterday. You are so sweet!

Blessings.

Elizabeth said...

Your fudge sounds delicious... I am heading out to do some grocery shopping so I just may pick these ingredients up to make some fudge.
Thanks for sharing... and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment.
Elizabeth

Proverbs 31 said...

Oh my goodness I can just feel the pounds piling on but I am going to give it a try anyway white chocolate is my weekness!!! Marie x

Mandi said...

Sounds good! My hubby won't eat any chocolate but white chocolate, so this will be perfect for him!

keeper of the chocolates said...

OH! i love this white fudge. thank you so much for the recipe! i want to make some for my family this weekend!! hugs to you!

Joelle said...

YummmmmY!
im excited to try this!
I love finding EASY recipes to do with my girls.
Thanks again! XO

Liz said...

Sounds yummie!

Rebecca said...

Sounds delish! And perfectly lovely for giving too :>)

moreofhim said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I always enjoy meeting new friends. :o)

That fudge looks so good! It would be so pretty on Christmas with the colors. I enjoyed perusing your blog and will definitely be back!

God bless you ~ Julie

Kelli said...

Oh this looks amazing! Mmm!!

Kelli said...

It's so pretty for Christmas and I'll bet it's yummy, too!
~Kelli

Charli and me said...

This looks so good. I am going to try it. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a lovely evening.

Mary said...

Wonderful. There goes the diet. I love love love white chocolate!!! Thank you for posting this! I think I'll make it as a gift to someone, then "forget" to actually give it. Hmmm...

Alex and Jill said...

Love your blog! I love to bake as well, so I'm loving all of the recipes you share on here. :)

Thanks for stoppiny by and saying hello.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I love white fudge, but I'm a purist: I like mine plain. Since I found out this Summer that I'm diabetic I really don't need to make any, because there's no way I can make it and not eat any of it. Sigh.....

Your fudge does look good though, Melody, and would make a lovely gift.

Hope you have a great Sunday! :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Amy said...

Talk about YUMMY!!! O my....

This looks supreme!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, girl!! Love that you let me know that you did! :)

Hugs... I will be back..bookmarkin' you as I speak :D

Amy

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
I love sugar, myself, and this fudge looks yummy!

Martha said...

That looks delicious! If I get around to my holiday baking and candy this year I just might add this to the list. Yum!
Thanks for stopping by today and thank you for your nice words :-)

Darlene said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog

Great recipe. Looks yummy! I'm going to try it tomorrow.

Nice blog. I'll be back.

Darlene

Darlene said...

Thanks for stopping by.

Fudge looks yummy. I think I'll make some tomorrow.

Nice blog. I'll be back.

Darlene

Lynn said...

Mmmm, now I'm in the mood for fudge :) I made some shortbread cookies with craisins tonight. I agree, those craisins are yummy.

canearl said...

I love fudge! With the cranberries it's practically a health food :).

elizabeth said...

Oh my word that looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

tardevil said...

Thanks for the recipe...sounds yummy!

Gretchen said...

I believe I'm actually quivering...

Toni said...

Oh YUMMY! I need to try this.
Blessings,
~Toni~