Holiday Fruit and Nut Fudge
Author: Guava Rose
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 6 mins
Total time: 21 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 (10 oz. ) bag mini marshmallows
  • 3 T. butter
  • 1 c. chopped graham crackers, cookies, or sandwich cookies
  • 1 c. + 3 T. chopped nuts
  • 1 c. + ½ c. dried fruit
Instructions
  1. Line an 8" x 8" pan with foil. Grease bottom and sides well. It is extremely important that the bottom and sides of the foil lined pan be very generously greased to make removal of the foil easy later.
  2. Place white chocolate chips and butter in a glass mixing bowl. Place bowl on top of a pot with simmering water that reaches just shy of the bottom of the bowl. (The bowl should not touch the water or the bottom of the pot. Use a pot and bowl combination where the bottom of the bowl only extends about halfway down in the pot, and the pot rim supports the upper half of the bowl).
  3. Once the water heats up, keep the heat low and adjust the heat so that the water does not sputter and splash into the bowl. Avoid getting any water getting into the melted white chocolate or fudge.
  4. Stir the chocolate chips every once in a while, and lift the bowl out of the pot onto a towel when there are still a few lumps unmelted.
  5. Place the marshmallows into another medium sized mixing bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  6. Add the microwaved marshmallows to the melted white chocolate. Use a rubber spatula to mix together until barely blended. Place the bowl back over the hot water in the pot (with the heat turned off) if the mixture seems too stiff. Add in the chopped crackers or cookies, 1 c. fruit, and 1 c.nuts. Mix until blended.
  7. Lift bowl out of the pot and onto the towel to dry briefly. Scoop mixture into the foil lined pan.
  8. Press the fudge flat, with the flat side of the spatula, evenly into the pan. Sprinkle the top with the additional ½ c, fruit and 3 T. nuts. Press the toppings into the fudge well, so that they stick.
  9. Chill for 1-2 hours until set. Lift fudge out of the pan and peel off the foil. Cut into small pieces to serve.
Recipe by Guava Rose at https://www.guavarose.com/2013/12/holiday-fruit-and-nut-fudge/