This Raspberry Fudge Recipe makes the best Truffle Fudge using dried raspberries and pecans, for Christmas, or anytime you want to wow your guests!
You may want to make a box of this scrumptious raspberry fudge with for a gift for that someone special ... perhaps for Mother's Day or Father's Day - EVERYONE loves fudge!
Homemade fudge is second to none!
If you wish, you can use this recipe to make CRANBERRY fudge instead.
Note - You can substitute sweetened dried cranberries in the place of the dried raspberries.
2 cans - each 10 oz. size - sweetened condensed milk
10 oz. extra dark chocolate, finely chopped
10 oz. milk chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup pecan halves, toasted
1 cup dried raspberries or dried cranberries
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
Prepare pan by greasing (I use cooking spray), the bottom and sides of a 9" x 9" square baking pan. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2" over-hang.
Place the pecans on a cookie baking sheet, and toast in the centre of the oven for about 5 minutes, or until golden.
Transfer pecans to a bowl, and allow them to cool.
Roughly chop the pecans, by placing them between waxed paper, or in a plastic bag, and rolling over them with a rolling pin. Set aside.
In a pan, combine the sweetened condensed milk, dark chocolate, and the milk chocolate pieces.
Cook over "low" heat, stirring often, to prevent sticking and burning, until chocolate is melted.
Remove pan from heat and stir in the toasted pecans and the dried raspberries.
Pour mixture into the prepared pan, using a spatula to smooth the top.
Chill in the refrigerator for about 3 hours, or until firm. Do not cover, or else the plastic wrap will condense and drip on the fudge. Later, when fudge has cooled completely, cover with plastic wrap.
Place the cocoa in a small sieve and dust over the top of the fudge.
Using the over-hang of parchment paper as "handles", gently lift the fudge out of the pan, and cut into small squares to serve.
Store the homemade fudge in refrigerator for up to several days.
If you cannot find dried raspberries where you live, you can choose to order them online at *Amazon.com.
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