Easy White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

This White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is made with sweetened condensed milk and dried cranberries! With beautiful Christmas colors, this super easy and quick dessert is  a great treat for the busy holiday season!

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White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge recipe

So I’m doing something new today and I’m totally excited about it – fudge! And I’m starting off easy with this White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge. White chocolate and cranberries are easily one of the best holiday flavor combinations, so having a quick treat to put together is a must.

Plus, I wanted to make it a little extra special with it being the holidays and all and I added some sparkling sugar to the top. it takes this Easy White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge and turns it into SPARKLING white chocolate cranberry fudge. And who doesn’t love a little sparkle at the holidays?! It makes this fudge would perfect for gifting or for holiday dessert trays.

How to make easy white chocolate fudge

One of the best things about this fudge is how easy it is to put together. With only 5 ingredients, plus some sprinkles, it keeps things nice and simple. All you need is a bowl, a 9×9 inch pan lined with parchment paper and your microwave.

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Start off by adding the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk to a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave them for one minute, then stir to combine and let the residual heat do as much of the melting as it can. If it needs another 30 seconds or so, go ahead and heat it some more, then stir it until it’s melted.

Once melted, add the vanilla extract, cranberries and a pinch of salt. Use a spatula to combine everything and then quickly pour into the prepared pan. Add the sparkling sugar sprinkles, if you want to use them, and press them into the top of the fudge.

Let the fudge cool to room temperature before cutting into squares. You could also let it cool in the fridge to speed up the process, but it doesn’t have to be refrigerated.

The best white chocolate cranberry fudge

This Easy White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is so simple to put together and tastes great! It’s smooth and creamy and plenty sweet! The tart pop of the cranberries is perfectly refreshing and cuts the sweetness down just enough. It’s such a perfect pair and festive fudge to try!

Favorite White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

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White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge Recipe | Easy + Quick Christmas Treat

Easy White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 20-25 pieces
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge is made with sweetened condensed milk and dried cranberries! It’s a super easy & quick dessert with Christmas colors!


  • 3 3/4 cups (24oz) white chocolate chips
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz (1 1/4 cups) dried cranberries
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sparkling sugar sprinkles


1. Line a 9×9 square pan with parchment paper that covers the sides of the pan.
2. Place the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl and microwave for one minute. Stir well to combine and allow the heat to melt the chocolate chips. If needed, microwave for another 30 seconds or so, until the chocolate is completely smooth.
3. Stir in the vanilla extract, dried cranberries and salt, then quickly transfer the mixture to the lined pan and spread evenly.
4. Top the fudge with some sparkling sugar sprinkles, if you’d like to include them, and press them down into the top of the fudge.
5. Let the fudge cool completely to room temperature before cutting into squares. You could also refrigerate it until it’s cool.
6. Cut the fudge and store in an air tight container. Fudge can be stored at either room temperature or the fridge.


  • Serving Size: 1 Piece
  • Calories: 82
  • Sugar: 10.6 g
  • Sodium: 56 mg
  • Fat: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.8 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg

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Recipe rating

  1. Tom

    I made this but the fats separated at the top & so didn’t look very appealing. Any ideas why that might’ve happened? Tasted absolutely incredible but just had to flip them upside-down to present them.

    1. Lindsay

      The white chocolate may have been heated too much. Try heating it only as much as needed and stirring well to melt the remaining chocolate with the residual heat.

  2. Elizabeth R Gould

    I enjoyed making this fudge with my family. Easy for new cooks. My granddaughter made it and said if all my dishes were this easy, no wonder I liked to cook! Yes she is a bit of a brat! Happy fudge making!

  3. Trudy K. Preuss

    Judging by the comments of those who reviewed your White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge the whiteness of the fudge is critical for the finished product.

    One review believes it is the brand of chips. Another thinks it is the brand of sweetened condensed milk.
    Using clear vanilla is also suggested.

    I can see that you use Nestle Toll House Morsels for chips. What do you personally use for sweetened condensed milk & the vanilla itself?

  4. Maggie

    Would it be okay to substitute heavy whipping cream for SCM? Trying to make these less sweet but still melty/delicious

  5. The Better Baker

    This looks luscious. Some of my most favorite holiday flavors and so simple! Making soon to begin December with a fun addition! Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

  6. Juanita Luiz

    I tried this recipe.! Super easy to put together. I halved the recipe since I didn’t want a huge batch and it worked fine.! I find white chocolate very sweet + condensed milk (ummm sweeeet), however the dried cranberries do add a certain bit of tartness.. I added chopped pistachios just to add to the christmas color! It set beautifully in the fridge. I chopped the finished fudge into smaller pieces so it’s easy to deal with the sweetness! All in all I think it’s a good fudge recipe for someone with a sweet tooth!

  7. Debbie

    I wanted something NEW to bring for Thanksgiving- I believe I’ve found my recipe!   I’ll let you know how it goes….   thanks 😊 

  8. Preeti

    Hi .. i made this recipe but the fudge didnt set properly its kinda melting.. where could i have gone wrong.. TIA

  9. Delarena

    I made this recipe but I used dried cranberries & blueberries. I also added chopped pecans. It’s setting up nicely..

    1. Linda mays

      Has anyone tried this using exact same measurements with chocolate chips instead?
      and maybe top it with crushed peppermint candy ?

  10. Alyssa Meier

    I made white chocolate orange cranberry cupcakes last year and loved them so I decided to add orange extract to this and we really enjoyed it!

  11. Marilyn Westphal

    Someone mentioned their fudge wasn’t as white as it should be – next time try using the clear vanilla in your recipe.

  12. michelle LaFayette

    Just did a trial run for the holidays. My family are sugar snobs/beasts. That being said I followed the recipe exact, I wanted more of a christmas look, so I added a bunch of chopped pistachios. PERFECTION!

  13. Sue

    Super recipe, looking forward to making it!  – but don’t know if you realise how difficult it is to read. More than half the page is blocked out by an advertising video of all sorts of things, and then the bottom eighth is blocked is blocked with another advert, This means a very narrow area for viewing the recipe. 

  14. Hichi

    I don’t understand how a 9×9 pan produces 64 pieces of fudge…. are there multiple batches? Or are you really cutting them into into teeny tiny bites? And one itsy bitsy bite has 80 calories??? I am so confused.

    1. Lindsay

      I’m sorry that was confusing. It wasn’t correct and I have updated it. It should make about 20-25 pieces of fudge. As for the nutrition, that’s been updated as well. Thanks for pointing out the error!

    1. Lucy

      I made this last year for the first time, got rave reviews. So going to do it again. A great recipe for fall/Christmas.

  15. Josie

    I used Ghirardelli white choc chips and it looked beautiful  and white and tasted even better!❤️ 

    1. Elle Peg

      Actually it could be the condensed milk. I used the Ghirardelli white chocolate chips, that alone would have been white but the condensed milk I used was a bit darker in color and therefore didn’t look as white.


    Do u you have to bake it or just melt the chocolate and let it cool in the fridge with all the ingredients?

  17. Gina Gutierrez

    Great recipe! Love Cranberries! So festive looking! How long do you have to refrigerate if you want to? How long do you have to leave at room if you want to? Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    1. Lindsay

      I didn’t time it specifically and it would vary a little by the setting on your fridge or temperature of your home, but generally an hour or so in the fridge should be enough and a couple hours at room temperature.

  18. Linda Brown

    Hello, this fudge looks beautiful, and I love the tartness of cranberries.  How long can this be stored, both refrigerated and not?  Thank you!

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