Turn into a complete 'Christmas Tree Hugger' with this updated version of 'Yo Mamma's fudge.' The ultra smooth and creamy consistency of this fab fudge paired with the tart and tangy cherry-flavored dried cranberries and the tender crunch of the whole cashews makes this treat one more reason to leave the decorations up all year long. Merry Christmas all year long!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 8-inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil or waxed paper.

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  • Combine marshmallow creme, sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt together in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for exactly 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in milk chocolate chips and semisweet chocolate chips until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.

  • Fold cashews and dried cranberries into the chocolate mixture; stir in vanilla extract. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator until firm, 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch squares.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 36.3g 12% DV; fat 11.8g 18% DV; cholesterol 11.4mg 4% DV; sodium 135.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2013
Very good recipe. Simple to do but watch the scorching of the marshmallow crème mixture before removing it from the stove top...very very important. Keep that whisk going to insure proper whisking. I had to turn my heating element down some in the process. However I couldn't find whole cashews so I just used what I could find at the store. I could have done with more cranberries though. Everyone that tried it liked it a lot. Will make again;-) but decreasing the vanilla just a tad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2013
Very good recipe. Simple to do but watch the scorching of the marshmallow crème mixture before removing it from the stove top...very very important. Keep that whisk going to insure proper whisking. I had to turn my heating element down some in the process. However I couldn't find whole cashews so I just used what I could find at the store. I could have done with more cranberries though. Everyone that tried it liked it a lot. Will make again;-) but decreasing the vanilla just a tad. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2013
Excellent! Makes a lot of servings and is a delicious easy recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2017
I LOVE this fudge!! I've been making it for about 3 years. I've made it with and without nuts with and without cranberries and all variations are delicious. Follow the recipe to a T (boil 5 minutes) and it comes out perfect every single time. I recently read another fudge-maker's review that said not to stir the fudge during the boiling at all. I tried it and it did seem to make it silkier. Yum! Read More
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