White. Chocolate. Fudge.
Oh good.. I have your attention.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I would feel neglectful if I did not include at least a couple of sweet treats of the red and pink variety. Generally speaking, my husband and I do not really make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day other than usually a card and the promise to be nice to each other that day. After being together for almost ten years, those two things seem like a pretty fair trade and it saves both of us from suffering through the over-priced shopping experience and the onslaught of puffy red LOVE balloons. That’s not to say that we are an unromantic couple, we just prefer offbeat signs of affection… like ‘Awe, you didn’t drink the last of the Gatorade’ or ‘Hey, you aren’t complaining TOO much as you sit here watching the tv show that I love and you hate.’
Real life. Welcome!
Now, whether you are an avid fan of the Day of Love or you are a speculative sideline watcher like me or better yet, someone who is free and single and living life on your own terms, the one thing we can all agree on is that fudge is good. Fudge is good, white chocolate fudge is really good and when you throw in some macadamia nuts, cranberries and zip of orange… well, my friends… fudge is most indubitably very good indeed.
Disclaimer: This amazing recipe I am sharing with you is not my own brainchild, this is a Kraft recipe that you can find here.
White Chocolate Cranberry Nut Fudge
You will need:
3 pkg (4 oz. each) BAKER’S White Chocolate
3/4 cup canned sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
zest of 1 orange
Start by lining the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan with foil. Set aside.
Combine Baker’s Chocolate and the condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 2 minutes.
Stir and heat for 1 more minute or until your chocolate is completely melted. Stir in your nuts, cranberries and orange zest.
Pour into your prepared pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.
Once chilled, remove your fudge from the pan and foil backing and cut into bite sized pieces… or cut them into cute little heart shapes with a cookie cutter you made your husband drive all the way across town to buy.
Dragging your husband into a large craft store with no overly loud complaints or threats of violence.
Forget the flowers, THAT is real romance.