Festive Easy Fudge
The semi sweet chocolate contrasts well with the sweetness from the candied orange and ginger, the crunch of the nuts contrast well with the chew of those two items and the cranberries. The bright flavour of the orange and heat of the ginger pops through in various proportions, with every bite of fudge tasting different from the last.
Servings 1 8 x 8" tray of fudge
- 1/4 cup Chopped Crystallized Ginger
- 1/3 cup Chopped Candied Orange Slices
- 1/3 cup Chopped Dried Cranberries
- 1/3-1/2 cup Chopped Pistachios
- Pinch Salt
- 3 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips - About a bag and a half
- 14 oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
Before getting started, line an 8″ square pan with parchment paper, or grease generously with butter. Set aside.
Combine ginger, orange slices, dried cranberries, pistachios and salt, mix well, set aside.
Combine semi sweet 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 remaining ingredients. Spread into prepared pan, chill until set.
To serve, use a very sharp knife to cut into squares.