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Cherry White Chocolate Fudge

Cherry White Chocolate Fudge

This is a delicious recipe for White Chocolate Cherry Fudge that you can make whenever you want something sweet, creamy, and a little sour from the fruit. The creamy creaminess of white chocolate and the bright flavor of cherries work perfectly together in this fudge. This treat is simple to make and will please your family and friends with how good it tastes and looks. Putting cherries and white chocolate together not only tastes great, but also makes a beautiful dessert.

What You Need for This Recipe:

  • 3 cups of white chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional but enhances cherry flavor)
  • 1 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (almonds or pecans)
  • Pinch of salt
: A close-up of a stack of Cherry White Chocolate Fudge squares topped with vibrant red cherries and drizzled with creamy white chocolate.
: A close-up of a stack of Cherry White Chocolate Fudge squares topped with vibrant red cherries and drizzled with creamy white chocolate.

Tips on How to Make White Chocolate Cherry Fudge:

1. Get the Pan Ready:

  • Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving overhang on two sides for easy removal.

2. Melt the Chocolate Mixture:

  • In a medium pot, melt white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.

3. Add Flavors:

  • Stir in vanilla extract, almond extract (if using), and a pinch of salt. Mix well. Add chopped nuts and dried cherries to the mixture.

4. Chill in the Fridge:

  • Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spoon. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours until firm.

5. Cut and Serve:

  • Lift the fudge out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang. Cut into pieces and enjoy your homemade White Chocolate Cherry Fudge!

How to Make the Recipe Even Better:

  • Use High-Quality Ingredients: Opt for high-quality white chocolate for the best taste and texture.
  • Maintain Low Heat: Stir chocolate mixture over low heat to prevent burning or seizing.
  • Finely Chop the Cherries: Finely chop dried cherries to ensure even distribution throughout the fudge.
  • Use a Double Boiler: Melt chocolate using a double boiler to prevent overheating.
  • Chill Overnight: For firmer fudge, refrigerate overnight before cutting into pieces.
  • Experiment with Extracts: Try different extracts like orange or peppermint for unique flavor variations.
  • Toast the Nuts: Toast nuts before adding to enhance their flavor and crunchiness.

Ideas for Serving:

  • Holiday Platters: Serve on holiday dessert trays for festive treats.
  • Gift Giving: Layer in a box with parchment paper for a thoughtful homemade gift.
  • Dessert Trays: Arrange on dessert trays for parties or family gatherings.
  • Pair with Tea or Coffee: Enjoy with tea or coffee for a delightful treat.
  • Ice Cream Topping: Use as a topping for vanilla or cherry ice cream for a decadent dessert.

Tips for Storing:

  • Room Temperature: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • Refrigeration: Refrigerate for longer shelf life, letting it come to room temperature before serving.
  • Freezing: Wrap tightly and freeze for up to three months, thawing overnight in the fridge.
  • Layering: Place wax or parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.

Enjoy your delicious homemade White Chocolate Cherry Fudge!

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