Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Chocolate Cherry Fudge
Recipe from Hershey’s. Makes About 4 dozen pieces.

Estimated cooking time: 40 minutes

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Ingredients:

* 1/3 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
* 3-2/3 cups powdered sugar
* 1/4 cup evaporated milk
* 1/3 cup pecan pieces
* 1 teaspoon almond extract
* Maraschino cherry halves, well drained (optional)
* Slivered almonds(optional)

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cooking Instructions:

* Line 8-inch square pan with foil.
* Lightly press chopped cherries between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.
* Place butter in medium microwave-safe bowl.
* Microwave at High (100%) 1 minute or until melted; stir in powdered sugar, cocoa and evaporated milk until well blended.
* Microwave at High 1-1/2 minutes; stir vigorously.
* Microwave at High an additional 30 seconds at a time, until mixture is hot, slightly thickened and smooth when stirred.
* Do not boil. Stir in chopped cherries, pecans and almond extract.
* Spread mixture into prepared pan. Cover; refrigerate until firm.
* Remove foil; cut into squares.
* Garnish with cherry halves and slivered almonds pressed lightly onto fudge, if desired.
* Serve cold; refrigerate leftover fudge.

NOTE: For best results, do not double this recipe.

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