If Christmas cookies are the quintessential sweet treat of the holiday season, then fudge comes in at a very close second place. Fudge with cherries and a lil’ bit of a boozy twist? All the better. This pan of slightly boozy chocolate cherry fudge will be a tasty addition to your holiday baking plans.
I don’t know why being in the kitchen making sweet things cheers me up so much, but especially this year, I can’t seem to stay away from my oven and spatulas, and I love sharing my recipes!
This fudge uses the quick cooking method of using mini marshmallows, so no worries if you don’t have a candy thermometer, you can make this without one!
The little bits of cherries (I used Paradise’s Red Cherries) add color and flavor and that teeny touch of boozy-ness makes this a special holiday fudge. Enjoy!
|Slightly Boozy Chocolate Cherry Fudge|| |
- ⅔ cup evaporated milk
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 2 TBS butter
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 12oz bag (about 2 cups) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ⅔ cup candied red cherries, chopped (I used Paradise)
- 2 TBS Kirsch, cherry liqueur, or brandy
- Line an 8x8 square pan with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a saucepan, add the evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and salt. Bring to a full boil on medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and continue to boil for about 4 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in the marshmallows, chocolate chips, candied cherries, and Kirsch, continue folding and stirring until everything is fully combined.
- Spread fudge into prepared pan and refrigerate until firm, several hours or overnight. Lift the fudge out of the pan using the foil or parchment, turn it over onto a cutting board and discard the paper/foil. Run a sharp knife under very hot water and slice fudge into squares, wiping the knife clean between each slice.
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