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
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
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.