Cherry Fudge

 This is yet another very simple candy recipe that’s easy to whip up if you need to bring something as a gift.  Put it in a tin box with a bow, and they are going to think you’re very fancy.  And talented!  As soon as they taste it, it’ll be their new favorite treat.

This is another one of those recipes where no one needs to know how easy it is to make!

Ingredients

    • ¾ cup chopped maraschino cherries
    • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate baking or melting chips*
    • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 ½ t cherry juice (from the jar the cherries came in)
    • 1 t vanilla
    • ½ t almond extract
  • If you want to, you can switch out dark chocolate for the semi-sweet, but I think that would end up being too sweet.  For mine, I did half and half – 1 cup semi-sweet, 1 cup dark.

Directions

Line an 8” or 9” square pan with foil and set it aside.

Start by chopping up the cherries.  You don’t have to make them super small – nothing smaller than quartered.  Set them aside as well.IMG_4708

Add the chocolate and the condensed milk to a microwaveable bowl and heat for 15 second intervals, stirring after each one, until all the chocolate is melted.

Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir in the cherry juice, vanilla and almond extract until they are well combined.  Finally, add in your chopped cherries until they’re well distributed.

Spray your prepared pan with non-stick spray and pour your melted chocolate into it.  Lightly cover the pan (trying to keep the foil from touching the newly-poured chocolate) and put it into the fridge to firm up.IMG_4711

Once it’s firm, cut into squares and serve.  These are pretty sweet and rich, so I recommend cutting them into small squares.  Remember, you can always have a second.  Or third.IMG_4722

4 thoughts on “Cherry Fudge

  1. This sounds fantastic! I just wish there was a way to have it, copied and sent to my email or something As I do not have the time to copy it down now. Hopefully I will be able to find this recipe Again, very soon!

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    1. You should be able to print it right from the website! 🙂

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      1. All I have is my telephone, no computer, no printer attached to one. And I am a 70 year old dinosaur. I am absolutely clueless how to do anything computerize.

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  2. I understand! My mom was exactly the same way. 🙂

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