Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cherry Chocolate Fudge


It's always a shock for me to see the prices of fudge at little specialty shops.  I grew up making and selling the stuff for about a tenth of the price.  Around the holidays our dad would sell it at work.  He could sell hundreds of bars within weeks if we were willing to make it. We made regular, Dark chocolate with nuts, peanut-butter, mint and white chocolate macadamia nut. 


My mom made this batch last week and I thought I would share our recipe with you. It's cherry flavored and perfect for Valentines Day. 

Cherry Chocolate Fudge: makes 5 pounds

ingredients: 
4-1/2 cups sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1-1/2 cubes of butter  (3/4 cup butter)
1 12 oz bags of milk chocolate chips. 
1 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
7 oz jar of marshmallow cream
2 tsp vanilla

directions: 
Spray a 9x13 pan with shortening.  

for the first layer- place 1/2 cube of butter in mixer with bag of milk chocolate chips, 1-tsp vanilla, and half of marshmallow cream. In a pan combine 2-1/4 cups sugar, 1/2 cube of butter, and half of the evaporated milk. bring mixture to a boil. boil 10 minutes.  Pour hot mixture over ingredients  in mixer. Mix until well combined and melted. pour into 9x13 pan. 

for the next layer- place white chocolate chips with 1-tsp vanilla and remainder of marshmallow cream in clean mixer. In pan combine 2-1/4 cups sugar, 1/2 cube of butter and remainder of evaporated milk. bring mixture to a boil. boil 10 minutes. pour hot mixture over ingredients in mixer. Mix until well combined. pour 2/3 of white chocolate over the chocolate fudge. 

add food coloring and drops of cherry oil

8 flavoring to reserved white chocolate.  pour over top the top of the fudge and swirl with a skewer or toothpick. 

*we get our flavored oils at a baking supply store. Add a drop at a time till the you get the flavor you like. 


Thanks mom it was delicious. 

11 comments:

Jess said...

my gosh, that looks delish!!

Frummie said...

It certainly does look delish! My question is what is a cube of butter?
I will try to make it this weekend. I have friends arriving on Tuesday.
Thanks,

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Sorry, a cube of butter is equivalent to 1/2 cup butter.

Connie said...

This sounds so good. I think I will make it and give it to the grandkids for Valentines Day!

elise said...

I'm completely sure I've died and gone to heaven. Thank you for this recipe!

Megan said...

oh, yummy! and so pretty! I love fudge, can't wait to try this out!

Cha Cha said...

Yummy and I am going to beg for the dark chocolate with nuts recipe!!!! I love that your family makes such yummy treats, I could absolutely hang out with you guys.

Cha Cha

Denise of Ingleside said...

awesome! these look delcicious :) definitely going to make these.. and you could use green for St. Patty's Day coming up... the kids will love it
thanks so much
Denise of Ingleside, PEI

Aurelas said...

I'm not a huge fudge fan, but cherry chocolate fudge sounds lovely :D And it's nice to see a candy recipe that doesn't call for a candy thermometer.

{northern cottage} said...

looks delish and oh so very pretty - how lovely!

♥ http://www.northerncottage.net

Sophia Wells said...

I have been looking for a cheesecake/chocolate fudge recipe. I had some on vacation and now I wish I had more! Do you happen to have a recipe to make this? Thanks

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