Okay. So, how does this sound?

Creamy chocolatey fudge, flecked with crunchy pistachios and a sweet/tangy burst of cranberry with every bite.

If you said…creamy, dreamy. Oh my GAWD, that sounds completely delicious.

Guess what?

You are SO right!

Guys. This cranberry and pistachio fudge recipe. It’s pretty much everything. So, let me break it down for you, real quick:

  • Only a handful of ingredients – dark chocolate, butter (or coconut oil), almond butter, pistachios and cranberries.
  • Super easy to make – seriously, if you can stir…you got this.
  • You can take this to a party feeling smug and proud, cos it looks impressive, but it’s so darn easy to make.
  • Cranberry and pistachio fudge is the perfect treat for the holidays. I mean red and green IS Christmas, right?
  • If you use a good quality dark chocolate its low in sugar. Plus, it’s easy to make dairy free by switching the butter for coconut oil.

It’s really a no brainer. You must make this. Share it, don’t share it. You decide. But, I know what I would (or wouldn’t) do.

Oh, and bonus points for anyone who can eat just one piece. I’m definitely not there. If you make my cranberry and pistachio fudge let me know what you thought. Inspire me. What other delicious fillings did you add?

Cranberry and Pistachio Fudge - You Totally Got This - Low Sugar Recipe

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Cranberry and Pistachio Fudge - You Totally Got This - Low Sugar Recipe

Cranberry and Pistachio Fudge

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  • Author: Rani - You Totally Got This.
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 pieces 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Refrigerator
  • Cuisine: American


Creamy chocolatey fudge, flecked with crunchy pistachios and a sweet/tangy burst of cranberry with every bite. SO easy to make, it’s dangerous.


  • 100g of 85% or above dark chocolate regular or dairy free depending on your dietary requirements
  • ¼ cup of butter or coconut oil, depending on your dietary requirements
  • ¼ cup of almond butter
  • ¼ cup of pistachios
  • ¼ cup of dried cranberries


  1. Grease a small baking tin and line with baking paper (I use a loaf tin).
  2. Melt the butter or coconut oil in the microwave and roughly chop the pistachios and cranberries. Set aside.
  3. Break the chocolate into pieces and pop them into a microwave safe jug or bowl. Put the jug in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute. When done, give the chocolate a stir and then keep microwaving in 10-20 second bursts until the chocolate is fully melted. It takes a total of 1 minute and 30 seconds in my microwave. If you don’t have a microwave, don’t worry. You can melt the chocolate using a double boiler on the stove.
  4. Mix the butter/coconut oil, almond butter, and half of the pistachios and dried cranberries into the chocolate (don’t forget to reserve some cranberries and pistachios to sprinkle on top) until the mixture is smooth. If your almond butter is on the dry side, you might need to smoosh it into the mixture with the back of a spoon.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the lined tin and sprinkle the remaining pistachios and cranberries on top.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1.5 hours or until set. If you’re in a hurry, pop it in the freezer so it sets more quickly.
  7. Once set, cut the fudge into 16 pieces. Store it in the fridge until it’s ready to be eaten.


  • Creamy and chocolately means deliciously melty. It’s best to leave your fudge in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it.
  • This fudge is fully flexible. You could use milk chocolate instead on dark chocolate. Or switch up the pistachios and cranberries for other stuff you love, like coconut, almonds, sultanas. Anything you want really. Just go with it!
  • If you suffer food intolerances or allergies, please make sure all the ingredients are safe for you to eat.

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Cranberry & Pistachio Fudge - You Totally Got This - Low Sugar Recipe



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