Chocolate and Cherries Fudge

Try this Chocolate and Cherries Fudge recipe
Chocolate and Cherries Fudge

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This recipe is like chocolate covered cherries on overdrive. The added crunch and fat from the almonds balances the sugary sweet taste of the candied cherries.

Ingredients

  • 14  Ounces  sweetened condensed milk
  • 12  Ounces  semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2  Cup  almonds, chopped
  • 2  Cups  mini marshmallows
  • 3/4  Cups  candied cherries
  • 1  Teaspoon  almond extract

Directions

Prepare an 8-inch square pan by lining it with aluminum foil, set aside.

Combine the sweetened condensed milk and semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on high for about 1 ½ minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or so, until the chocolate is melted. Stir in the chopped almonds, marshmallows, cherries, and almond extract.

Pour into the prepared pan, cover, and refrigerate the fudge for at least 2 hours, or until it is firm. Then, slice and serve.

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Chocolate Cooking Tip

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Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.