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Delicious Vanilla and White Chocolate Fruit and Nut Fudge Recipe

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We love dried fruits and they make the perfect pretty jewels in this delicious white chocolate fudge that is so simple to make. You won’t believe how gorgeous this looks and when you give it to others as a Christmas gift they will be asking you for the recipe to share the love. Check out our other easy fudge recipes at the end of the instructions. So here you go our favourite fruit and nut fudge recipe.

pinterest image for an easy homemade fudge recipe ~ white chocolate with vanilla and fruits and nut on a red plate

Tips for making fudge at home

Fudge is one of our favourite edible Christmas gifts to give our friends, family and neighbours.

But, I always thought it would be so difficult, needing to monitor the temperature etc…

small cubes of pretty fruit and nut jewelled white chocolate fudge

It’s not I promise you just need to follow these tips to make sure that your fudge combines perfectly, sets and you store it well.

  • Make sure not to overheat your fudge, burnt fudge is not nice, stir your mixture constantly either in the pan, double boiler, or in the slower cooker.
  • Use either a wooden or silicone spatular/spoon for stirring. I’ve tried using a metal spoon and for some reason, it was a disaster so I usually use a wooden spoon especially if I’m making the fudge over the stove.
  • Line a pan to make it easy to remove, we use parchment paper but you could use foil or silicone mats.
  • Set thoroughly, cover your fudge, and place in the fridge. You will probably need to set the fudge for at least 3 – 4 hours if not longer
  • When storing, place in an airtight container. You can store outside of the fridge for 7 – 14 days but in the fridge for 3 – 4 weeks.

What makes this an easy fudge recipe?

Classic and traditional fudge are complicated. I remember watching my grandmother make them with checking the temperatures and making sure that they boiled correctly so that the ingredients mixed and set well.

However, easy fudge which can be made in a pan, double boiler, microwave or slow cooker skips and swaps the ingredients making it easy for every home cook to make and is a show stopping Christmas gift.

cube of homemade vanilla fudge with cherries, pecan and candied peel a great gift for Christmas

Easy White Chocolate Fruit and Nut Fudge Recipe

Yield: 21 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Setting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes

A pretty and easy to cook white chocolate fruit jeweled fudge that makes a great edible Christmas gift to treat family, friends and neighbours.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2.5 oz (half a small can) evaporated milk
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped glace cherries/candied fruit peel mixture

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9"x4" loaf pan and sprinkle some of the candied fruit and chopped pecans in the bottom. Set aside.scattering of fruit and nuts on the bottom of a loaf pan ready for layers of white chocolate jewelled fudge to be added
  2. Place the sugar, evaporated milk, butter, fluff, and salt in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat.marshmallow fluff and evaporated milk in pan for making white chocolate fudge
  3. Stir constantly until completely combined, then increase heat to medium and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.adding chocolate chips to the fudge mix in the pan before boiling
  4. Boil mixture for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from heat.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract, pecans, and chopped fruit.adding pecans into the white chocolate fudge mix in the pan
  6. Fold mixture into the loaf pan.
  7. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before cutting and serving.small cubes of pretty fruit and nut jewelled white chocolate fudge
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 21 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

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More Christmas Fudge Recipes to Make

Check out these other delicious Christmas Fudges to make and give as gifts to friends, family and neighbours this year.

cubes of white chocolate and oreo fudge on a blue plate with oreos in a pile behind
salted caramel fudge squares with chocolate top and lightly salted on a wooden tray ideal for Christmas gifts

Try making some white chocolate and oreo fudge it’s a favourite with our kids friends.

How about some delicious salted caramel fudge this is perfect for those that love this flavour and tastes great.

pinterest collage of fruit and nut white chocolate fudge

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