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Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge is an easy recipe you can make during the holidays. It is decadent and super easy to make. You can enjoy it with family and friends, and you can gift it if you want to! On top of all these advantages, fudge IS delicious!

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We shouldn’t make fudge just for the holidays. It is decadent, super easy to make, and can be enjoyed with family and friends. On top of all these advantages, fudge IS delicious!

It is such a simple recipe and so versatile! When you make fudge, you can basically add anything your heart desires while that chocolate is melting, from nuts to marshmallows to white chocolate or coffee. The sky is the limit!

This recipe of Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge has it all: different textures, the right sweetness, and it looks gorgeous, which in my opinion, is a good thing.

If you wrap it in a cute box, fudge could be a wonderful Thanksgiving or Christmas gift. Who doesn’t like a sweet treat around the holidays?

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The results are fantastic if you follow the recipe and measure the ingredients precisely. Also, if you prefer tart cherries over cranberries, go ahead and use them. If you prefer walnuts or pecans instead of pistachios, go ahead and use them as well.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • Semisweet chocolate chips– try to use the best quality of chocolate you can get
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pistachio nuts
  • Dried cranberries
  • Optional: replace cranberries with tart cherries if you like them better
  • Also, walnuts or chopped pecans work well too.
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How to make this recipe for pistachio cranberry marshmallow fudge:

Step 1.

Line a square pan, 9x9x2 inches, with aluminum foil. Grease foil with butter.

Step 2.

Place chocolate chips and condensed milk in a medium bowl on top of a water bath, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the simmering water underneath. Melt the chocolate, stirring every minute, until smooth.

Stir in vanilla, marshmallows, nuts, and cranberries.

Step 3.

Immediately pour into the pan. Sprinkle chopped pistachios on top and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until firm.

Remove the fudge from the pan, using foil edges to lift. Cut into nine rows by eight rows, or cut into diamond shapes.

What kind of marshmallows can I use?

This recipe can use mini marshmallows or regular ones. If you use the regular ones, just cut them into small pieces. After all, make this recipe yours and enjoy it!

How long will this pistachio cranberry marshmallow fudge last, and how to store it?

I hope it doesn’t last long because it is very delicious and your family and friends should eat it fast.

However, fudge is considered candy, and candies have a high percentage of sugar and very low moisture, which means they do not spoil very fast. 

Also, fudge is a great homemade product to make around the holidays, especially during Christmas celebrations.

If you make and store it properly, you can use it anytime you need to make or bring a treat. Fudge is a perfect treat to make in large batches, just for gifting.

Because fudge is a stable type of candy, it will last several weeks in the fridge tucked in an airtight container and about two weeks at room temperature.

Ensure that it is not exposed to the environment and stays inside a container, so it doesn’t dry out. Getting dry is one of the reasons we usually throw the fudge away.

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Suggestions for other recipes that are great for Christmas gifting:

Romanian Homemade Chocolate

Easy Delicious Chocolate Truffles

Coffee Chocolate Fudge With Pecans

Homemade Raffaello Coconut Almond Confections

Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge

Pumpkin Bread With Fresh Cranberries

The Bossy Kitchen Group on Facebook is a community of people who share a passion for cooking and baking. Everyone is welcome to share ideas, tips, and culinary experiences. 

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Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge is an easy recipe that can be made during the holidays. It is decadent, super easy to make, you can enjoy it with family and friends, and you can gift it if you want to! On top of all these advantages, fudge IS delicious!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate and pistachio fudge, chocolate fudge with condensed milk, chocolate fudge with marshmallow and cranberries, chocolate marshmallow fudge, cranberry and pistachio fudge, pistachio cranberry marshmallow fudge
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 25 pieces
Calories: 184kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (3 cups)
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pistachio nuts
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • Optional: replace cranberries with tart cherries if you like them better
  • Also walnuts or chopped pecans work well too.

Instructions

  • Line a square pan, 9x9x2 inches, with aluminum foil. Grease foil with butter.
  • Place chocolate chips and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Place the bowl on top of a water bath. Melt the chocolate, stirring every minute, until smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla, marshmallows, nuts, and cranberries. Immediately pour into pan. Sprinkle some chopped pistachios on top and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until firm.
  • Remove fudge from pan, using foil edges to lift. Cut into 9 rows by 8 rows, or cut into diamond shapes.
  • Perfect for the holidays, as a gift.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg
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