4 Ingredient Microwave Christmas Fudge Recipe

A simple 4 ingredient microwave Christmas fudge recipe made from white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, cranberries and pistachios… and made in less than 5 minutes!!

Pieces of white chocolate Christmas fudge with pistachios and cranberries.

Nothing gets me more excited for Christmas than starting my Christmas baking!

Each year I like to try a few new recipes, but then I always come back to my much loved yearly favourites – which includes this sweet and creamy white chocolate fudge, my favourite rocky road with Turkish delight, Baileys cheesecake balls and shortbread cookies.

Pieces of a white chocolate fudge filled with cranberries and pistachios on a white cake plate

Why You’re Going To Love My Christmas Fudge Recipe

There is a whole LOT of things to love about this simple and delicious Christmas inspired fudge recipe!

  • No-Bake – forget about turning on the oven… all this recipe requires is melting the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk (in the microwave, Thermomix or on the stove-top) and then mixing through the pistachios and dried cranberries. So simple!
  • Quick & Easy – if you’ve got 5 minutes spare, you’ve got enough time to make this festive fudge recipe. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill in the fridge!
  • Perfect For Hampers & Gifts – one of my favourite things to do at Christmas is to make little hamper boxes filled with homemade fudge, shortbread, rocky road and Christmas cake for friends, family and neighbours. This simple Christmas fudge recipe is PERFECT for giving as a homemade gift.
  • Great For Beginners – If you’ve never made fudge before, don’t worry! My microwave recipe is absolutely fool-proof and perfect for beginning bakers.
Pieces of a white chocolate fudge filled with cranberries and pistachio on a plate

What You Need

4 ingredients… that’s it!!!

  • white chocolate – because the white chocolate is the main ingredient in this recipe, I recommend using a good quality brand (such as Cadbury, Whittakers, Hersheys, Lindt or Nestle).
  • sweetened condensed milk – choose full fat (not skim) sweetened condensed milk as it sets firmer than the skim version.
  • pistachios – choose roasted and unsalted pistachios. You can buy them already shelled or shell your own.
  • dried cranberries – also known as craisins. These can be bought from the dried fruit section of the supermarket.
The ingredients for white Christmas fudge.

2 Step Christmas Fudge In The Microwave

It couldn’t be any easier to make this sweet and creamy festive white chocolate, cranberry and pistachio fudge recipe!

Here’s how to make it (note: please scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for ingredient quantities and the full detailed method):

Step 1 – Melt The Chocolate & Condensed Milk

I like to do this step in the microwave or the Thermomix as I find that these are the quickest and easiest ways to do it.

If you prefer, you can always melt it slowly over a low heat on the stove-top.

Sweetened condensed milk being poured into a glass bowl.
Sweetened condensed milk and white chocolate melts in a glass bowl.
A spatula mixing melted white chocolate and condensed milk in a bowl

Step 2 – Mix Through The Pistachios & Cranberries

Working quickly (as the fudge will begin to set), stir through the chopped pistachios and the cranberries.

Pistachios and dried cranberries on top of melted white chocolate and condensed milk in a bowl.
A glass bowl filled with white chocolate fudge mixture with pistachios and cranberries.

Press the mixture firmly into a prepared baking tin.

White chocolate Christmas fudge setting in a square baking tin.

I like to reserve a few cranberries and pistachios for sprinkling over the top of the fudge – this is an optional step (but it does make the fudge look extra delicious!).

Pistachios and cranberries sprinkled over the top of a white chocolate fudge.

Chill in the fridge until set before cutting into pieces.

Pieces of a white chocolate fudge filled with cranberries and pistachio on a white plate

Storing

This fudge is a semi-soft fudge which means that it’s best stored in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.

It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

If you’re planning to add this to a Christmas food hamper, ensure that it won’t be out of the fridge for too long before gifting it to your friends and family as it will begin to soften.

A close up of a stack of white chocolate fudge squares filled with cranberries and pistachios

Recipe Tips & FAQ

This Christmas fudge recipe is so simple to make… here’s my top tips for getting it just right!

What’s the best type of chocolate to use?

Any good quality brand (such as Cadbury, Whittakers, Hershey’s, Lindt or Nestle) is fine.

Can I use milk or dark chocolate instead?

Yes, of course!

What’s the texture of this fudge?

Because this fudge contains no glucose syrup (which is what makes fudge very firm), it has a beautiful, soft and creamy texture… my favourite type of fudge!

Storing

As this is a semi-soft fudge, it should be stored in the fridge until ready to consume. It can be stored for up to 1 week in an airtight container in the fridge.

A close up of pieces of fudge made from white chocolate, cranberries and pistachios

More Homemade Christmas Food Gift Recipes

If you’re like me and love to make homemade foodie gifts for your friends, family and neighbours in the lead up to Christmas, then have a browse through all of my favourite Christmas gift recipesfrom rocky road to gingerbread, reindeer brownies to chocolate Christmas houses and more!

A collage of homemade recipes for Christmas gifts.

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A super simple 4 ingredient microwave Christmas fudge recipe made from white chocolate, condensed milk, cranberries and pistachios... ready in less than 5 minutes!!

4 Ingredient Microwave Christmas Fudge

The easiest 4 ingredient Microwave Christmas Fudge recipe!! Super quick and totally delicious!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: christmas fudge
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g white chocolate
  • 395 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 80 g pistachios chopped
  • 150 g dried cranberries (craisins)

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Place the white chocolate melts and the sweetened condensed milk into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in 1 minute intervals in the microwave (stirring each time) – for approximately 2-3 minutes or until completely melted. 
  • Stir through the chopped pistachios and dried cranberries (reserve some for sprinkling over the top). 
  • Sprinkle over the reserved chopped pistachios and dried cranberries and press down lightly. 
  • Place into the fridge to set for 2 hours before cutting into pieces. 

Thermomix Method

  • Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Break chocolate into pieces and grate for 10 seconds, Speed 8. Set aside. 
  • Place the sweeteend condensed milk into the Thermomix bowl and heat for 5 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 3.
  • Add the grated chocolate and heat for 3 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 4.
  • Stir through the chopped pistachios and dried cranberries with the spatula (reserve some for sprinkling over the top). 
  • Sprinkle over the reserved chopped pistachios and dried cranberries and press down lightly. 
  • Place into the fridge to set for 2 hours before cutting into pieces. 

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Ingredients Info:
  • white chocolate – because the white chocolate is the main ingredient in this recipe, I recommend using a good quality brand (such as Cadbury, Whittakers, Hersheys, Lindt or Nestle).
  • sweetened condensed milk – choose full fat (not skim) sweetened condensed milk as it sets firmer than the skim version.
  • pistachios – choose roasted and unsalted pistachios. You can buy them already shelled or shell your own.
  • dried cranberries – also known as craisins. These can be bought from the dried fruit section of the supermarket.
More Recipe Tips:
Storing – This fudge is a semi-soft fudge which means that it’s best stored in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it. It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Texture – Because this fudge contains no glucose syrup (which is what makes fudge very firm), it has a beautiful, soft and creamy texture… my favourite type of fudge! However, this does also mean that it needs to be kept in the fridge. 

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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8 Comments
  1. Beverly says:

    5 stars
    I don’t eat white chocolate and would like to know if it is possible to use milk chocolate instead of white?

  2. Tammy Tereck says:

    can this be put in the freezer

  3. Cal Desmond-Pearson says:

    5 stars
    Lovely recipe!

  4. Margaret says:

    Absolutely delicious. Made as a Christmas treat and gave out to some friends.

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