Easy Blood Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Fudge!
If haven't read yesterday's post yet, you should. It gives a bit of background info on the next couple days worth of recipes... basically, all a love letter to Blood orange extract! Today, I'll be sharing my recipe for blood orange cranberry white chocolate "easy" fudge.
Now, there are two main types of fudge. It doesn't have anything to do with flavor, it's about base ingredients and technique:
Easy fudge takes about 2 minutes to make (aside from the time it takes to cool and set), and just two base ingredients: Some type of chocolate, and sweetened condensed milk. You melt them together, add some flavorings, and let it set. DONE.
Traditional fudge takes a little more time and effort, and completely different base ingredients: sugar, corn syrup, milk and butter. You cook it to a certain point, allow it to cool, beat it, THEN let it set.
Today we're going for an Easy Blood Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Fudge, tomorrow I'll be posting a traditional fudge recipe. As mentioned yesterday, they'll both be flavored with blood orange extract and cranberries - a favorite combination of mine. What can I say, I was on a kick! Let's get to it...
Easy Blood Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Fudge
- 3 cups White Chocolate Chips
- 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz
- 1 tsp Blood Orange Extract
- 1– 1 ½ cups Dried Cranberries
- Pinch Salt
- Before getting started, line an 8″ square pan with parchment paper, or grease generously with butter.
- Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
- (Alternatively, combine in a microwave safe bowl and nuke for 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth)
- Remove from heat, stir in blood orange extract, cranberries, and salt.
- Spread into prepared pan, and chill until set.
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