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Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge is an easy recipe that you can make 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!

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge

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 that is 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!

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

You can gift it during the holidays, like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Wrapped in a cute box, fudge is always something that people get happy about. And who doesn’t like a sweet gift around the holidays? This is the only time over the year when we indulge more in sugary items.

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge stacked on a white platter

If you follow the recipe and measure the ingredients, the results are fantastic. 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.

How to make this pistachio cranberry marshmallow fudge recipe:

Step 1.

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

Step 2.

Put chocolate chips and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Place the 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 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.

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

I hope it doesn’t last a long time 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 in them and very low moisture, which means they do not spoil very fast. 

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

If you make it and store it properly, anytime, you need to make a gift or bring a treat. You are covered. You can make big batches also.

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

Make sure it is not exposed to the environment and stays inside of a container so it doesn’t dry out. This 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

Homemade Raffaello Coconut Almond Confections

Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge

Pumpkin Bread With Fresh Cranberries

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Yield: 25 pieces

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge 1

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!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Line a square pan, 9x9x2 inches, with aluminum foil. Grease foil with butter.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove fudge from pan, using foil edges to lift. Cut into 9 rows by 8 rows, or cut into diamond shapes.
  5. Perfect for the holidays, as a gift.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

25

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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