White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Pistachio Fudge


When you tell people you don’t want to find out the sex of the baby until you deliver, a lot of them say, “I could never do that! I am a HUGE planner.”  Well, I have news for you, people – so am I.  A huge one.  I just fail to see what that has to do with the sex of  your baby, unless your plan is to immediately purchase a baby jock strap or training bra. I’m just not one to paint a nursery bubblegum pink or buy a baby tuxedo. In fact, I think it takes more effort to plan things that are not specific to the sex of the baby because they will last longer (assuming your second child is a different sex). But that is neither here nor there…

When it comes to things like baking treats to give away or making meals for a large group of people, I planplanplan. I also change my mind about 150 times, which makes the planning that much more intense (and difficult, I suppose).  I made a preliminary list of things I wanted to put in treat bags this year and was pretty proud of how quickly it came together. Everything was well-rounded in terms of mixing flavors, textures, things with nuts vs. things without, etc.  But then I started over-thinking and over-planning, which led to changing the list…well, 150 times.  I already mentioned that one peppermint chocolate cookie got swapped out for another.   Well, so did a biscotti. I had originally planned on making pistachio-cranberry-white chocolate biscotti because I love the flavors and it’s so festive for the holidays, but when I later decided to make savory biscotti, I didn’t want to do a sweet version, too. Then I thought about using the same flavors with bark, but didn’t really feel like the possibility of my white chocolate seizing on me the instant I added extract.  And, well, that is the train of thought down the rocky tracks of my holiday treat planning process that led to this white chocolate-pistachio-cranberry fudge.  The colors are perfect for Christmas, the fudge is ridiculously easy to make, and of course it tastes great and incredibly rich, just like fudge should.

I hope all of my Christmas-celebrating readers have a wonderful Christmas!

White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Pistachio Fudge

20 thoughts on “White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Pistachio Fudge

  1. I loooove white chocolate and I love these flavors! I would have NEVER thought of putting them together into fudge and I’m totally enamoured with the idea! 🙂

  2. I change my mind millions of times too. I’ve settled on Christmas dessert recipes only to change my mind a few minutes later, and now it’s the 23rd and I still don’t know what I’m going to make!
    I love the chocolate-evaporated milk fudge because it’s so easy and never gets grainy!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. I made fudge once when I was first married eight years ago … even though it turned out really well, I haven’t made any since. This holiday version looks so decadent! Would love to try it some time. Merry Christmas Elly! Oh, and I didn’t find out the sex of either of my two children til the day they were born and if we have any more I will not find out with them either … there are few real surprises in life so why ruin one of the biggest!

  4. Thanks for the recipe! How long do you think this would last for? I presume it would keep best in a sealed container at room temperature.

    1. Jo – I’m not really sure, but I think it would last quite a while. You can keep it at room temp or in the fridge.

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