Delicious and Festive Christmas Candy ideas

Christmas Candy Ideas

The festive season brings joy, family, and of course delicious treats. So here is one of our Christmas Candy ideas. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than whipping up a batch of homemade fudge?

This Cranberry and White Chocolate Fudge recipe brings a delightful balance of tart cranberries and sweet white chocolate that makes for a truly memorable candy.

With vibrant red cranberries providing pops of color amid the smooth white chocolate, this fudge is as beautiful to look at as it is to enjoy. The fresh berries add just the right hint of tartness to balance the rich creaminess of the chocolate.

Best of all, this recipe comes together easily with pantry staples so you can spend more time relaxing with loved ones instead of shopping.


  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried cranberries


  1. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper, allowing excess to overhang sides. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Heat over low, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Fold in 1 cup whole dried cranberries.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and smooth top. Sprinkle with chopped cranberries.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until firm. Lift the fudge from the pan using overhanging parchment paper. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Cook time: 5 mins
  • Number of servings: 36 pieces
  • Calories per serving: 70
  • Country of origin: USA

Pros and Cons of Ingredients

White chocolate adds richness while dried cranberries contribute fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. However, dried cranberries are high in natural sugar. Using modest amounts balances taste and nutrition. The condensed milk also provides sugar but helps the fudge set firmly.

Kitchen Tools Needed for Christmas Candy Ideas

  • Medium saucepan
  • Metal spoon
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups/spoons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Can I use other dried fruits?

A: Yes, try dried blueberries, cherries, or raisins.

Q: The fudge is too soft. What did I do wrong?

A: It may not have cooled long enough. Refrigerate overnight for a firmer texture.

Q: Can I give this as a gift?

A: Sure! Package in festive containers or cellophane bags tied with ribbons.

Q: How long will it keep?

A: Stored airtight at room temperature, fudge will stay fresh for up to 1 week. For longer storage, seal and freeze for up to 3 months.

Q: Can I double the recipe?

A: Yes, simply double all ingredients and use a 9 x 13-inch pan for baking.

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Try making this Cranberry and White Chocolate Fudge recipe this holiday season, which is one of the best Christmas Candy ideas. With just a few common ingredients, you can easily whip up a homemade candy that looks as beautiful as it tastes.

Share your creations with friends and family for a special homemade candy gift straight from the kitchen. Happy baking!

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