This Cherry Chocolate Fudge post was made possible thanks to #Choctoberfest gold sponsor Imperial Sugar. Cherry Chocolate Fudge with White Chocolate Chips is a decadent dessert filled with maraschino cherries and white chocolate. Make sure to enter the #Choctoberfest 2017 giveaway before midnight Saturday!
Although I tend to make fudge mostly during the holidays I will admit that I pretty much always have a stash of fudge in my freezer. Fudge is so rich that it only takes a little bit to satisfy my sweet tooth so I don’t feel so bad sneaking a little bit here and there.
Since it is so simple to make it’s perfect to include in cookie trays during Christmas, Halloween parties, or to bring to school bake sales, which is what I made this fudge for. My kiddos love when I make things to bring to their events and they really do love helping out in the kitchen. Because the initial step of making fudge includes stirring boiling sugar I wouldn’t let little ones help with that step but the mixing step is just the kind of job for them. I love the sweet memories I get to make with my kiddos when they join me in the kitchen. And I’m grateful for Imperial Sugar for allowing me to continue on with our family tradition of creating sweet treats together for every occasion.
In watching The Great British Bake Off my husband mentioned how much he likes Black Forest Cake which floored me since I’ve always thought he disliked chocolate. Which is why I’m always creating non-chocolate treats like the Apple Berry Pie and Vanilla Pudding Pie and during the holidays the Gingersnap and Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwiches. Seriously, after 10 years of marriage I feel like he still surprises me. It’s hard work for this chocolate loving girl to come up with desserts that don’t include chocolate.
But, if he likes Black Forest Cake maybe I got lucky. So I thought this Cherry Chocolate Fudge would be something he might enjoy. Finding lots of bits of cherries in there along with the rich chocolate gives it a sort of black forest cake feel. You know, except for the fact that it’s fudge and not cake. Just to clarify.
The Cherry Chocolate Fudge does need to be kept refrigerated because of the cherries. Also, rinsing the cherries helps to get rid of the juice they were in which might keep the fudge from setting up properly. Just make sure to dry them off well before adding them to the fudge mix.
A big thanks to Imperial Sugar for the support with this post. They sent me a ton of sugar to bake with for the holidays so be on the lookout for a lot more sweet treats. If you are in need of some Halloween sweet treats visit the Imperial Sugar Halloween page for some cute ideas.
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Cherry Chocolate Fudge with White Chocolate Chips
Cherry Chocolate Fudge with White Chocolate Chips is a decadent dessert filled with maraschino cherries and white chocolate.
- 6 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 7 oz container marshmallow creme
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 1/2 cups white sugar, I used Imperial brand sugar
- 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
- 1 1/2 cups maraschino cherries rinsed
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
Line a 9 by 13 dish with parchment paper. If you would like thinner fudge, use a larger pan.
In a large bowl, place semi sweet chocolate chips, butter, marshmallow creme, and vanilla. Set aside.
In a large pot, add the evaporated milk and sugar and bring to a boil. Rapidly boil for 7 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add the semi sweet chocolate chip bowl and mix until incorporated completely.
Working quickly, add the maraschino cherries and the white chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.