Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dump Fudge!

Actually, I think White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Fudge sounds better! Here's an easy recipe for a quick fudge that's hard to mess up.

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Fudge

3 cups white chocolate chips

1 - 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries

1 cup shelled pistachio nuts

1 t. pure vanilla extract

It's called dump fudge because you can dump all the ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat to melt, then dump it into an 8 x 8 pan to chill. And it's done! Having ruined a batch because I scorched the chips in the bottom of the pan, I now use a double boiler. You can use a regular sauce pan on low if you stir it constantly. Dump the 3 cups of white chocolate chips and can of sweetened condensed milk into the saucepan. Add the vanilla. Stir over low heat. Once the mixture is melted, turn off the heat and add the cranberries and nuts. Stir stir stir (they should call this carpal tunnel fudge)! Then fold the mixture into an 8 x 8 glass or metal cake pan that's been lightly buttered on the bottom and sides. I put it in the fridge to set it quickly, then cut into small pieces to package as Christmas gifts!

Here's the finished product!


Jamqueen said...

That sounds yummy! Will have to try...maybe after the holidays!

Steve Ballmer said...

I have got to get my chef to try this

Life's a Beach! said...

Steve, you can make a ton of this and pass it out at the Microsoft cafeteria! :) Looks like a White Christmas in Seattle this year!

Ann, it's pretty good. You can alter the recipe to imitate Cadbury fruit and nut bars, etc... In the semi-sweet chocolate version, you use 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup butterscotch chips. I put raisans and almonds in that version. I'm not looking forward to my doctor's appointment on December 29th. I'll be rolling in the door! Ha!

Islagringo said...

Carpal tunnel fudge! Great description. I can get most of the stuff here and am going to give this fudge a try. Who knows, I might even be successful!

Deb Hall ~ Zocalo Folk Art said...

Looks pretty and sound so good...and EZ. I'm going to try it...Thanks and Feliz Navidad! Deb.