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Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

64 pieces

This chocolate cherry fudge is unique from others, and festive for the holidays. It's a recipe my husband really enjoys. I've made it for our Homemaker group's Christmas party. —June Lindquist, Hammond, Wisconsin
Chocolate Cherry Fudge Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied cherries
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. In a microwavable bowl, combine milk and chocolate chips. Microwave on high until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred, about 1 minute. Stir in almonds, cherries and extract. Spread evenly in a greased 8-in. square pan. Cover and chill until firm. Cut into squares. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Tips

Can I use dark chocolate instead?

You can certainly use dark chocolate chips instead. Just keep in mind that your fudge will be a bit more bitter than if you use semisweet chips. Have leftover dark chocolate chips to spare? Use them up in these recipes that start with dark chocolate.

Can I use a different extract?

Yes, you can use a different extract in this recipe. We recommend replacing the almond extract with two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Since almond extract has a stronger, more potent flavor, you'll always want to double the amount when you substitute with vanilla extract. Find even more ways to customize homemade fudge.

How long does chocolate cherry fudge last in the fridge?

Like most fudge recipes, cherry chocolate fudge lasts three to four weeks when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 59 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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