Cranberry Orange Fudge Recipe

Aimee Shugarman | Shugary Sweets

Cranberry orange fudge may seem like a seasonal treat, but thanks to dried cranberries, you can have it any time you want. Cranberry and...

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I’m back again with another fudge recipe. I seriously hope that I have convinced you all that fudge is a year round treat, not just for the holidays! Go look through my archives and you will see so many recipes to inspire you!

My cookies and cream fudge recipe? To die for. And then there's peanut butter banana fudge that I'm sure Elvis would have loved. And you too.

And I know so many of you LOVE chocolate and peanut butter flavors together. I get that. I support you. I fully embrace that combo. Truly, I do. I love it too!

But just for a second, stop and envision today’s combination. Tart dried cranberries with a sweet citrus pop of flavor. It may not be the rich, decadent fudge your grandma made at Christmas every year, but this could be YOUR moment. YOUR recipe to share with family and friends.

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I’m in a bad habit of requiring something sweet after dinner. Whether we are at home or a restaurant, I need dessert. I try to not let my kids know, but keeping a stash of fudge in my refrigerator is the perfect solution for me. I don’t need to go hog wild and devour 100 pieces (as much as I would love to some days), but one or two bites is just the right amount for me. Granted, this recipe makes 64 pieces of fudge, so I’m willing to share a few. Not all. Just a few.

You’ll understand my obsession with citrus fudge after giving this recipe a try. Then you’ll pass on the chocolate versions and head straight for my lemon meringue fudge recipe and orange Julius fudge recipe. You’ll be as addicted to that sweet bite of fudge after dinner every night.

Or you could make these for a family member or friend and not have the temptation in your home. You decide!

I love bringing fudge to pot lucks and bake sales. It’s something different than the usual brownies and cookies, and they are usually the first thing to get eaten! Who can resist?!

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Cranberry Orange Fudge Recipe

      64 Servings


  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • pinch of Salt
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Orange Extract
  • 3 large Oranges, zested
  • 11 ounces White Chocolate Chips, 1 bag
  • 7 ounces Marshmallow Fluff, 1 jar
  • 1 cup Dried Cranberries


  1. Line an 8" square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat butter, sugar, salt and heavy cream over medium high heat. Bring to a rolling boil while stirring constantly. Set timer and boil for a full FOUR minutes (keep stirring).
  3. Place orange extract, orange zest, white chocolate morsels, and marshmallow in a large mixing bowl. Pour boiling butter mixture over morsels. Turn electric mixer on medium and combine until white chocolate is melted and smooth. Fold in dried cranberries.
  4. Pour into prepared dish. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Cut into bites and serve. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to two weeks.


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Author: Aimee Shugarman
Recipe Yields: 64 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 193 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece
Servings Per Recipe 64

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 35
Calories 97

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 9mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 13g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Aimee Shugarman

About Aimee

Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.

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