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Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Chocolate Cherry FudgeThe best tasting, creamiest chocolate cherry fudge you'll ever make.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 cup whipping cream
2 cups granulated sugar
1 (12-ounce) semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1 cup slivered almonds, chopped
1 cup dried cherries, chopped
1 teaspoon almond extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, cream and sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium-high heat, Stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and continue to boil, stirring frequently, 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture reaches 234°F / approximately 110°C (use a candy thermometer).
  2. Remove from heat; add chocolate and marshmallow creme; stir until smooth. Add, almonds, cherries, and extract; mix until well blended. Pour mixture into a 9-inch square pan lined with buttered foil. Chill; cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Makes 3 dozen pieces.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.