Small Batch 3 Minute Cranberry Pistachio Fudge is the perfect quick and easy dessert for a small party or gathering! No one can resist the sweet allure of this incredibly easy fudge recipe! The perfect holiday treat! Love cranberries? Make sure to try this Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Bread and these Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies too!
Cranberry Pistachio Fudge
I have been the WORST blogger the past few weeks and that is completely unacceptable as we cruise into the holiday season. I have just been feeling completely and totally wiped out lately and can’t seem to get my act together.
Today I woke up bound and determined to post at least one of the MANY recipes I have made for you that are specifically for the holidays…this fudge is one of them.
There are times during the holidays when I need something fast. I’m not talking fast like my Peppermint Shortbread Cookies or even fast like my 5 Minute Rocky Road Fudge. I’m talking, I need to have it ready to go NOW.
This fudge is my go-to for situations such as these and my favorite part about it is that it yields just enough for a small group or sweet hostess gift. There’s a lot of different add-ins that you could put in this simple fudge recipe but my favorite is dried cranberries and pistachios. It’s that red and green combo that catches the eye and feels utterly FESTIVE.
The fudge sets up in a loaf pan and it sets up QUICK. Just what you need. I have been known to leave the house with freshly poured fudge and arrive at my destination with a knife and plate in hand, ready to cut the fudge to serve. It’s awesome. You could even pour this into one of the foil pans and wrap a bow around it and give the fudge as a gift – it’s gorgeous!
I know that you’re going to love this fudge as much as I do and find yourself making batch after a batch as the holiday festivities begin. Make sure to try out different variations so you can find YOUR favorite!
Tis the season for fudge! Make sure to try out these holiday favorites:
- Outrageous Peanut Butter M&Ms Fudge
- Peppermint Mocha Fudge
- Maple Nut Fudge
- Triple Chocolate Turtle Fudge
- Practically Perfect Peppermint Fudge
How To Make Cranberry Pistachio Fudge
Small Batch 3 Minute Cranberry Pistachio Fudge
- 12 oz white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp maple syrup OR honey or 1 tsp vanilla extract clear is best!
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries Craisins
- 1/3 cup chopped pistachios
- Line a loaf pan (any size) with foil. Make sure to leave foil hanging over two sides of the pan for easy removal. If you are using non-stick foil - you're done. If not, lightly spray the foil with cooking spray.
- Combine white chips, heavy whipping cream, and maple syrup or honey or vanilla extract in a medium-size microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave for 30 seconds on high heat. Stir. Repeat until chips are melted and smooth.
- Fold in dried cranberries and pistachios and spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
- Let cool for an hour or more on the counter or refrigerate for 20-30 minutes until the fudge has completely set up.
- Remove the fudge from the pan using the foil as handles. Cut fudge into squares and serve.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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I made your recipe- 3 minute cranberry pistachio fudge. It didn’t harden. Any suggestions?
Sounds delicious!! Curious, do you know how well this would freeze?
I love this recipe! I may have to make it to give to friends and neighbors this Christmas! Also, I totally understand about the blogging thing. We have been SLAMMED with unexpected things that have really cut down on the time I can spend blogging (especially visiting and commenting on other blogs!) Really looking forward to January when things hopefully calm down!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
Don’t apologize for taking breaks…we all need them sometimes. I think those who take the breaks are smartest anyway! And easy 3 minute fudge…heck yeah! I’m thinking a break with lots of fudge sounds just perfect 🙂
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Thanks Jocelyn! I need more breaks for sure!
Amanda | The Chunky Chef says
I’m loving the flavors here, and 3 minutes? Sign me up!!
Nutmeg Nanny says
I love the colors in this fudge! So pretty.
This is a recipe we all need during the holidays. Nothing like quick and easy and this looks so pretty, I know it would be a hit at any gathering.
Michelle | A Latte Food says
I feel you! It’s the busiest time of the year and sometimes it’s so hard to keep up with everything! I love everything about this fudge! Quick, easy, and gorgeous!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
A 3-minute fudge? This is dangerous! And no way I am sharing! Love this!!
Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen says
Oh Trish I love how fast this fudge is! I seriously need it right now!
I’m sorry you’re feeling worn down, Trish. Hope it gets better soon! It’s so hard to feel like that, and it gets frustrating!
You’re definitely still doing great on the dessert front. I mean, this fudge is brilliant and quick. Great idea!
Cranberry and pistachios is perfect for the holidays! This fudge is so pretty and I love how easy it sets up!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
This is an amazing recipe!!
Karen @ The Food Charlatan says
I’m loving this Trish!! Cranberry and pistachio is the best combo ever. And seriously, sets up by the time you arrive?? I need this. I’m the worst procrastinator. 🙂 And don’t worry hon, worst blogger probably means best mom. At least that’s how it is for me!! But even if it’s not we still love you. Don’t beat yourself up too much <3
Lyuba Brooke says
Smal batch AND 3 minutes? For real? Well that’s just awesomesauce 🙂
Love the cranberry/pistachio combo 🙂