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Pecan Fudge Recipe – Easy White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Fudge for Thanksgiving

This easy to make cranberry pecan fudge recipe has loads of fall favor and a just a hint of sea salt. It’s perfect for holiday entertaining and gift-giving.

The taste is sweet, tart and crunchy, all in one delicious bite! Normally, I am all about peanut butter and chocolate when it comes to fudge.

Today, we’ll be veering into new territory by using two popular Thanksgiving ingredients – cranberries and pecans! I love the extra bit of crunch that the sweet pecans give this holiday fudge! 

Keep reading to find out how to make it.

Yummy pecan fudge with white chocolate on a white and blue plate

This flavor combo combine two of my favorite fall flavors. I use them in sweet treats such as this delicious pecan fudge and also in savory recipes like these cranberry pecan crostini appetizers.Cranberries and pecans

I enjoy making fudge for the holidays. Each year I try some new combinations.

Be sure to check out my pistachio fudge and buckeye fudge. Both are real crowd pleasers.

I’ve also written a post with tips for making the perfect fudge every time. Follow the tips and your fudge recipes will be fool proof!

This delicious white chocolate fudge with cranberries and pecans is perfectly festive to give your dessert table a holiday feel. It’s a great addition to your Thanksgiving gathering or any Christmas party or for gifting to friends and neighbors!

Making this cranberry pecan fudge is quick and easy.

The recipe has just 6 ingredients and is ready to chill in less than 10 minutes!

Gather  your ingredients for this Thanksgiving fudge

To make it, you will need to gather these ingredients:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Sea salt
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chopped pecans

I love the colors of the fudge when it is done! It has sort of a mosaic thing going on.

Cranberry pecan fudge with a watering can flower display.

I used a large Pyrex measuring bowl with a spout to make my fudge. It is microwave safe and makes the pouring stage a cinch.

When I say this pecan fudge is easy, I really do mean easy. All the cooking is done in the microwave.

The recipe requires no candy thermometers or soft ball stage, and the Thanksgiving fudge recipe has very little stirring. It’s the perfect fudge for a beginning cook who wants to try their hand at fudge making.

All you need to do is heat the white chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk in the microwave on 50% power until it is smooth and then stir in the rest of the ingredients.

I cooked mine about 5 minutes until the white chocolate was starting to firm up on the edges of the bowl and spatula.

Lining my pan with aluminum foil makes removing it after setting very easy.Ingredients, melted white chocolate, cranberries and nuts and fudge setting in a collage.

Ready to taste this cranberry pecan fudge?

This fudge is decadent. It has a creamy firm texture with a lovely tartness that offsets the sweetness a bit and a nice crunch from the chopped pecans. 

A hint of sea salt finishes off the taste nicely. It’s the perfect holiday bite!This pecan fudge is perfect for gift giving.

If you like giving home made food gifts, why not make a batch of this today?  Your friends will love getting some and with only 88 calories in each piece, they won’t mind having a bite (or two.)cranberry pecan fudge nutritional label

This fudge cuts more easily if you freeze it while it’s setting. You can get nice clean knife edges if you freeze it first.Cranberry pecan fudge in a bowl and on a plate with nuts and cranberries on a blue plaid napkin.

This white chocolate fudge with cranberries and pecans is perfect treat to have on hand for Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday entertaining! You will love the flavor combination!

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Would you like a reminder of this recipe for Thanksgiving fudge? Just pin this image to one of your dessert boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Cranberry pecan fudge in a collage with text overlay.

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Admin note: this post for making cranberry pecan fudge first appeared on the blog in November of 2017. I have updated the post to add new photos, a printable recipe card, more fudge recipes, and a video for you to enjoy.

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Pecan Fudge Recipe - Make This Easy Cranberry Pecan Fudge for Thanksgiving

Cranberry pecan fudge

This easy to make cranberry pecan fudge recipe has loads of fall favor & a just a hint of sea salt. It’s perfect for holiday entertaining and gift-giving.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans


  • Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with a cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Place the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a microwaveable bowl.
  • Heat on medium in one minute increments until the white chocolate has melted, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir the mixture after each minute. You will know that it has cooked enough when the white chocolate is completely smooth and it is starting to firm up on the bowl and spatula edges.
  • Quickly stir in the sea salt. vanilla extract, cranberries and pecans. Mix well.
  • Pour into the prepared pan, and place in the freezer for about 2 hours or until it is completely firm. (it cuts better when frozen.)
  • Cut into 1 inch squares. Enjoy!
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 25.1gSaturated Fat: 2.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: .8gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 30.2mgCarbohydrates: 12.5gFiber: .2gSugar: 10.7gProtein: 1g

    Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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