Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Posted on: February 9, 2011

I wanted to make something nice for my son’s daycare center as we are having family day on Friday and I saw a recipe for chocolate mint fudge. As a lot of people (and especially small kids) are not too keen on the combination of mint and chocolate, I decided to get creative with the recipe. A bit of a dare as it was going to be my first time making fudge! With Valentine’s Day coming up I thought it would be nice to make the fudge cherry flavored.

Turns out that making fudge is about the easiest thing in the world. With a few simple ingredients and in less ten 10 minutes (without the chilling time) you can make a real good tray of fudge in your own favorite flavor!

This is how I did it:


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 3 cups (18 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 teaspoon cherry extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • shredded coconut


  • Line an 11-in. x 7-in. pan with foil and grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
  • In a heavy saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and remaining butter over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in the milk, cherries and extracts until well blended. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate until set (2hrs maximum).
  • Using the foil, lift fudge out of the pan. Discard the foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds.

And this is the final result:


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