Cranberry-Pistachio Fudge
35 min
02 hrs 35 min


2 cups sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup buttermilk  

12 ounces white chocolate, cut into pieces

1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow creme

3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, coarsely chopped

3/4 cup roasted salted pistachios, coarsely chopped


 *Substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/2 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Lightly butter foil. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, butter and buttermilk in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and sugar is dissolved.

  3. STEP 3

    Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a soft, pliable ball. Remove from heat.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir in white chocolate until completely melted. Add marshmallow crème; stir until well mixed. Stir in cranberries and pistachios. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Refrigerate 2 hours or until completely cooled and set.

  5. STEP 5

    Remove from pan using foil ends; remove foil. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

Before scooping out marshmallow crème from the jar, spray a rubber scraper with no-stick cooking spray. The marshmallow crème will not stick to the scraper.


3.5Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
24Sodium (mg)
14Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  March 13, 2015

Great taste and easy to make I would definitely make this again.

— says Kathleen B.
  December 26, 2012

Terrific recipe! I made this for Christmas this year and we loved it. The buttermilk adds a nice touch with the pistachios and cranberries. I will definitely make this recipe again. I didn't use a candy thermometer and never do when making fudge. I let it boil 7 minutes and it turned out perfect! Wish I could post a photo!! Thanks for a wonderful recipe that tastes great and looks SO festive!

— says Vivian
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