Rating: 3.52 stars
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5

This is so easy and it will disappear fast!

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 8x8 inch dish
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Butter an 8x8 inch dish.

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil and stir in gelatin. Boil 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter, chocolate chips, vanilla and cherries. Pour into prepared pan. Chill 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 46.6g; fat 25g; cholesterol 45.2mg; sodium 160.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2004
This is a very tasty fudge, however the directions need some help. To get this fudge to set: after you've added the gelatin , stir to blend. Reduce heat to a bubbling simmer. Do not stir again. Simmer until it reaches a soft ball stage (238°), this will take several minutes. (Trust me,I know your thinking it will burn but it won't, this is the way fudge was cooked before marshmallow creme). Remove from heat and continue with the recipe except beat until smooth before adding cherries (quartered not halved). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/09/2003
I couldn't get this fudge to "set" properly. I tried it 3 times and all I got was goo. However that goo tasted mighty good to me. I am not giving up completely with this recipe. It had an awesome flavor even though it didn't set. I will try again before the holidays to see if I can get it to set then. Read More
(12)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2004
This is a very tasty fudge, however the directions need some help. To get this fudge to set: after you've added the gelatin , stir to blend. Reduce heat to a bubbling simmer. Do not stir again. Simmer until it reaches a soft ball stage (238°), this will take several minutes. (Trust me,I know your thinking it will burn but it won't, this is the way fudge was cooked before marshmallow creme). Remove from heat and continue with the recipe except beat until smooth before adding cherries (quartered not halved). Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2006
I tried to submit my own recipe for Cherry Blossom Fudge two years ago with out success; guess I'll just rate this one. This is great fudge but this recipe is way off for butter. I use only 1T of butter and I also add 3T of the cherry juice when adding the choc. chips and CHOPPED cherries. Be sure the cherries are well drained. Boil for 5 minutes instead of four. You'll get great fudge with these notes. Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
10/09/2003
I couldn't get this fudge to "set" properly. I tried it 3 times and all I got was goo. However that goo tasted mighty good to me. I am not giving up completely with this recipe. It had an awesome flavor even though it didn't set. I will try again before the holidays to see if I can get it to set then. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2012
The recipe as is is alright... I liked the ingredients but added to them from my knowledge of fudge making. I added another cup of sugar halved the butter and added cherry extract oil to enrich the flavor. The maraschino cherries are delicious... better than using candied cherries I think. I also added a cup of marshmallows for color and texture. I love chocolate and cherry together. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2005
I think the non-setting problem most often mentioned by other reviewers is due to the huge amount of butter listed in ingredients. If you want to make cherry fudge I suggest you use: Hershey's Rich Cocoa Fudge - this site and add quartered maraschino cherries. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/09/2003
Although this was quick it tasted terrible.It was too sweet and left an after taste.I will not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2003
It is a quick and easy recipe... BUT don't expect it to hold up outside of the fridge. It melted at room temperature and was a complete mess to cut. Delicious? Yes!!! but very messy!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2003
This tasted good but I have to concur with the other reviewers who had problems with it not setting. This recipe didn't work for me. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
12/17/2010
I tried to make this & it did not turn our very good at all. It would stick to the pan & I felt could have been much better. Sorry but I was very disappointed. Read More
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