Cherries and chocolate are an all time favorite combination. This chocolate fudge has candied cherries and almonds throughout, and is topped with more cherries and pecans.

Carla
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line an 8 x 8 inch square pan with aluminum foil.

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  • In a microwave-safe bowl combine sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips; microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth. Stir in chopped almonds, chopped cherries and almond extract. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Place pecan halves and cherry halves on top.

  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm. Cut into 1 inch squares. Store, covered, in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

60.9 calories; 1 g protein; 8.6 g carbohydrates; 2.2 mg cholesterol; 10.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2011
I normally try hard to adhere to a recipe as it's written when trying it the first time. In this case however I kept some of the reviews and my prior experience making this type of simple fudge in mind before proceeding as I was concerned about wasting ingredients. The typical ratio of chips to milk with this type of fudge is 2.5 cups chips to 14 ounces of milk. That's what I have always used and it's always worked out for me. I just could not see this setting up as written and many of the reviews confirmed that therefore I used 2.5 cups chips. The end result was a firm but creamy textured fudge. I also chose dried tart cherries instead of candied for more of a sweet/tart contrast and next time I would add a touch more almond extract. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2004
Although this tastes really good the texture of it is much too soft to be considered fudge. I followed the recipes word for word and even after staying in the fridge all night it stayed soft enough to be considered ice-cream topping which is how I'm going to eat it. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
I normally try hard to adhere to a recipe as it's written when trying it the first time. In this case however I kept some of the reviews and my prior experience making this type of simple fudge in mind before proceeding as I was concerned about wasting ingredients. The typical ratio of chips to milk with this type of fudge is 2.5 cups chips to 14 ounces of milk. That's what I have always used and it's always worked out for me. I just could not see this setting up as written and many of the reviews confirmed that therefore I used 2.5 cups chips. The end result was a firm but creamy textured fudge. I also chose dried tart cherries instead of candied for more of a sweet/tart contrast and next time I would add a touch more almond extract. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2007
This fudge is delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and found the consistancy perfect and the flavor excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
I listened to the other reviews and added an extra half a bag of chocolate chips so it wouldn't be too soft. Still turned out slightly softer than I like will add whole bag next time. Tasted great everyone loved it. Thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2004
Although this tastes really good the texture of it is much too soft to be considered fudge. I followed the recipes word for word and even after staying in the fridge all night it stayed soft enough to be considered ice-cream topping which is how I'm going to eat it. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
What an awesome fudge recipe! I made this for a birthday present for a co worker and she loved it! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2005
I MADE THIS AS GIFTS AND EVERYONE LOVED IT. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2002
This is wonderful and sets up nicely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
very easy to make and I had no problems with the fudge setting up and I live in high altitude. These tasetd like chocolate covered cherries and we love them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2013
Delicious and so easy! Following the comments of prior reviews I used 2 1/2 C of chips along with dried tart cherries. I made several different fudges for my family and this one was the hands down favorite for everyone. Read More
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