Looking for a decadent Valentine treat? I have a winner for you.
This fudge is so luscious you will probably gain weight just looking at these pictures. But if you are going to indulge in some extra calories then this is the way to go.
Why is this fudge so yummy? Is it because it is so quick and easy to make? Just a few ingredients? Well it is yummy, quick, easy and it does have just a few ingredients. But I think it is the candied cherries that are the secret to this sweet delicious fudge.
I have been making this Easy Chocolate Fudge for years. Happily following the recipe, you know if it ain't broke don't fix it. But my husband loves chocolate and cherries so as hard as I try not to think out of the box, there I was thinking hey I should add candied cherries and cherry extract to this fudge recipe. My husband (and his co-workers) have given me a big thumbs up! This is a go to Christmas or Valentines treat.
In the above photo is the original recipe. All I did was use cherry extract instead of vanilla extract. And then I added half a cup of chopped candied cherries. I really just cut the cherries into quarters, I didn't chop them.
I only made one batch of the fudge. I packaged most of it up to give away as valentine gifts. Apparently I ate more than my share of calories at Christmas, so no extra calories for Valentines! Dang it!!
OK OK I did eat 2 pieces. As soon as I finished taking these pictures though I wrapped the fudge up! It's dangerous! Check back later to see how I incorporated chicken wire into the gift packaging. I bet you didn't expect me to say that! Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your visit!
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