Do you have a favorite treat that you only have at Christmas? For me family it was always my MeeMaw’s sugar cookies and english toffee, for my mom is is white chocolate peppermint candy, for The Hubby it is a broccoli & cheese casserole that his mom makes and for my dad it is fudge. Now I am pretty good in the kitchen and can handle most everyones favorites but fudge has always been a little intimidating. There is just something about candy thermometers that scare me just a little bit…but this year I was determined to find a fudge that he would love and that did not require any candy thermometers at all.
After some research I discovered a great solution, melted chocolate with sweetened condensed milk…and voila you have fudge in no time and with no candy thermometers at all! To make it festive and perfect for Christmas I decide to combine two favorite Holiday tastes…dried cranberries and pistachios! Now I have used this combo before in cookies and I thought it would be perfect in fudge as well…and it was! The tartness from the cranberries and the little bit if salt from the pistachios and then the sweetness from the fudge makes for a prefect bite. Now this super creamy fudge is delicious but know that it is very rich so a little piece will go a long way, so little squares are all you need.
I not only made this fudge for my dad but I also made them for gift baskets I made for a good friend and his clients and it turned out so pretty (& so good) I had to make another batch ASAP. The Hubby even loved it and he is not a HGE nut fan normally, but loved this combo.
Now that I have this super easy fudge down make sure to check back soon for another fun Holiday fudge recipe that will be perfect for a last minute gift or treat at your party!
Bring together some of the best flavors of the season in a super easy fudge…and I promise no candy thermometers are needed!
Make everyday sparkle – MJ