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Whip up a decadent dark chocolate cherry fudge with this quick stove top recipe. Overflowing with tart cherries this sweet treat is sure to be a holiday hit

Whip up a decadent dark chocolate cherry fudge with this quick stove top recipe. Overflowing with tart cherries this sweet treat is sure to be a holiday hit

There is a Mennonite-owned market on my way home from work; they have the best deli meat, an infinite variety of sprinkles and a whole aisle devoted to chocolate covered things. It’s hard to pick but lately I’ve been drawn to the dark chocolate covered cherries and cranberries. Those snacks were the starting point for two of my holiday recipes this year. First up is a decadent Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge.  You’ll need dried tart  cherries for this (they might be called Montmorency). I bought a bag of dried bing cherries first and they tasted like raisins, don’t get those. I bought mine at the same Mennonite market but believe it or not, Target carries them.

Whip up a decadent dark chocolate cherry fudge with this quick stove top recipe. Overflowing with tart cherries this sweet treat is sure to be a holiday hit

This fudge has been a hit with everyone who has tried it (except the guy that doesn’t like cherries, he wasn’t a fan and he requested another batch of the Whiskey Filled Chocolates). Happy Holidays everyone!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge
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Whip up a decadent dark chocolate cherry fudge with this quick stove top recipe. Overflowing with tart cherries this sweet treat is sure to be a holiday hit
Ingredients
  • 1½ C sugar
  • ⅔ evaporated milk
  • 2 T butter, cut into pieces
  • ¼ t salt
  • 2 C mini marshmallows
  • 1½ C dark chocolate chips
  • ½ t almond extract
  • 1 C dried tart cherries
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment or foil
  2. Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in a heavy medium sized saucepan
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally
  4. Boil for 4-5 minutes
  5. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips and almond extract until completely smooth
  6. Quickly fold in cherries and pour into pan, tap gently to settle
  7. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until solid
  8. Cut into small squares (this is rich! you don't need a lot)

Find more ideas like this on my Recipe Page

Comments

  1. I love a good fudge. I will definitely have to try this recipe out!

  2. Jacqui Odell says:

    Cherry and Chocolate! YUMM!! I love fudge already, but I bet this is great with both of them.

  3. Holy cow that sounds great! My kids have just discovered the joy that is fudge! I would love to surprise them by making some of this kind!

  4. Oh my this is my weakness. I love anything chocolate and I would eat the entire pan. So delicious.

  5. This looks delicious. The fudge I grew up with is different from “American” fudge. It’s harder. I have grown into this fudge though. I wouldn’t mind eating this up

  6. I love fudge. It reminds me of trips to the shore when I was little. I’d always get fudge on the boardwalk. This looks selfish and I may need to try this!

  7. Ive never attempt to make fudge but this looks yummy enough to tempt me into trying! I know my kids would love it if I made this for them!

  8. Mmmm…dark chocolate and cherry flavors go so well together! This would be great to bring as a hostess gift!