Orange white chocolate fudge with cranberries and pecans

White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pecans

Homemade white chocolate fudge loaded with pecans and dried cranberries is the perfect holiday treat.  This recipe is another variation of my famous five minute fudge recipe, so it’s very easy to make.  The flavor of cranberries and pecans mixed with the white chocolate gets an additional flavor boost through the addition of a few drops of orange essential oil

It was during Thanksgiving dinner that I started thinking of holiday flavors.  I realized that I really liked the idea of a white chocolate fudge with cranberries and pecans.  It was as I was eating a breakfast muffin that I realized that this proposed combination needed some orange flavor.  Did you guess that it was an orange cranberry muffin?

So I began by melting white chocolate chips in sweetened condensed milk.  Once it was melted and I was able to stir it together to a smooth consistency, I added some dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and 8 drops of doTerra wild orange essential oil and stirred it again.  The fudge was then poured into a 8X11″ pan that was lined with wax paper.    After it cooled, it was cut into squares and placed in a covered container with wax paper between the layers.white chocolate orange fudge with cranberries and pecans for christmasThe result was better than I had imagined.  Even Baker’s Man who had originally been skeptical about this combination liked it.  In fact, it was the first type of fudge to disappear.

Here’s your recipe.  Give it a try.  You’ll be very glad you did.   Thanks for visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry.

Christmas Fudge with Cranberries and Pecans
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2 pounds
This is a variation of Patty Cake's Famous 5 minute fudge. The combination of flavors is delicious.
  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 8 drops of orange essential oil
  1. Line an 8 X 11, 8 X 8, or 9 X 5 inch pan with waxed paper. The smaller the pan, the thicker the fudge will be.
  2. Pour white chocolate chips into microwave safe bowl.
  3. Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate chips making sure that you scrape all of the milk into the bowl.
  4. Stir together briefly.
  5. Microwave for 2" at full power, (My microwave is only 1100 watts),
  6. Remove from microwave and stir well, checking to ensure that the chocolate is fully melted and the consistency smooth.
  7. If it is not smooth, return the bowl to the microwave for an additional minute or two, removing it from microwave and stirring after each 30 seconds.
  8. Add the dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and orange essential oil.
  9. Stir vigorously and pour into the paper lined pan, using the back of a spoon or a flexible spatula to smooth the surface of the fudge.
  10. Allow to come to room temperature and set up (become firm).
  11. Cut into 1 - 2" squares and place into an airtight container, using waxed paper between the layers.

White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pecans that's ready in 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts are for a portion size of 1/16th of the entire recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14.9g
Saturated Fat 7.8g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 60mg
Total Carbohydrates 33.2g
Dietary Fiber 0.6g
Sugars 32.6g
Protein 4.2g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 14%
Iron 1%

5 thoughts on “White Chocolate Fudge with Cranberries and Pecans

    1. Yes, I agree that the red is festive, and I really love the combination of cranberries and pecans for Christmas. The orange oil really takes this from good to great.

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