This is the perfect holiday fudge with its chewy dried cranberries, and crunch macadamia nuts, all held together with creamy white chocolate fudge. Ohhh yes folks, this is a must make!
Well, here we are my friends. Christmas is a week away, and I am not even close to being ready. Where the heck does the time go?? They say times goes fast as we get older but holy crap, I think I am getting whiplash! I still have shopping to do, gifts to wrap, and believe it or not I still haven't finished decorating my dining room!! I know, Santa may revoke my honorary elf card!
I can only plead work related distraction. I have been so wrapped up in the blog and trying to figure out what you all might like me to make, that I have just let other things slide by. It has been so bad lately that I will plan 6 or 7 things to make for the blog, then Kevin gets up and asks what's for dinner and I give him the deer in the headlights look. Huh? Dinner? Oh ya, we do have to eat something more than cookies, donuts, and fudge don't we? Whoopsie!
Oooor there are the times when I make a ton of regular food. Ham, turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, etc.. and by the time I am done cooking, photographing, and editing the photos, none of it sounds good. They other days I seriously had a full Christmas dinner in my kitchen and you know what I ate? A ham and cheese quesadilla *sigh*
Is anyone else like this? After you make a huge holiday style meal you just don't feel like eating? I do it all of the time. Maybe I am just weird....wait, don't answer that. Just let me think that I am not the only one and I can feel (semi) normal for a while. I need your support, Kevin tells me I am weird all of the time. Ya, thanks babe!
What I can tell you in that I wasn't weird was when I decided to make this fudge. I ❤ anything that has macadamia nuts in it. They are my favorite nut, and if they weren't expensive, I would eat them everyday. So I guess it is a good thing that they are expensive because they are super fattening and I would end up as big as my house!!
Anywho, I had to decide what I wanted to use in the this fudge to compliment my lovely macadamia nuts. With it being the holidays, it was kind of a big DUH. Cranberries helloooooo! They go together perfectly, and made this fudge to die for. OK, maybe I wouldn't die for it, but I would beg really really hard!!
Now it is your turn. Don't procrastinate like me. Get into the kitchen and make this awesome fudge! You might get your honorary elf card too!!
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Cranberry Macadamia White Chocolate Fudge
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 bag (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
- Line and 8 x 8" pan with with 2 crisscrossed pieces of parchment paper, leaving extra on the ends for handles.
- In a large saucepan, combine butter, marshmallows, sugar, cream, and salt. Cook over medium, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and macadamia nuts until chocolate is melted.
- Pour fudge into prepared pan, and smooth top; sprinkle with remaining walnuts. Let cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
- Using the "handles", lift fudge onto a cutting board; cut into squares.
Total time: 1 hrs. 45 mins.
Tags: marshmallow, cranberry, macadamia nuts, chocolate, dessert, Christmas,
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