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White Chocolate Cherry Fudge

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White Chocolate Cherry Fudge is bright, vibrant, and just what you need in your life. Cherry fudge is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face who eats it. If you love maraschino cherries and fudge, you are bound to love this.

It comes together quickly and easily too. Take a pan of this incredible cherry fudge to parties, potlucks, or gatherings. 

White Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Making this maraschino cherry candy has become a regular thing in my world. Why? Because it’s AWESOME, of course! It’s perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, or when I have a cherry craving (which is legit all the time).

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I know that there are people out there that don’t like fudge…crazy, right? Well, I have always loved fudge every since I was a little girl. The flavor, texture, and smell of fudge are enough to make my heart skip a beat here and there. I love walking into a bakery that sells fudge and smelling the aroma of it. YUM! That is what my dreams are made of. 

So, I wanted to make my own gourmet fudge recipe at home. This White chocolate cherry fudge is even better than what I have picked up at our local bakery. I know that’s surprising, but it’s truly so yummy and easy to make. 

Tips for Cutting Fudge 

  • Always give the fudge a minimum of three hours to set up. You can leave it at room temperature or place it in the fridge. The longer you can let it sit, the better. 
  • Make sure that the fudge is placed on a flat cutting board when you are ready to cut it. 
  • Use a sharp knife that has been heating up with hot water. Run a long even slice across the fudge. You will need to clean the knife after each pass and reheat it with water.

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Storing Fudge 

The fudge should be stored at room temperature in a sealed airtight container. It will last up to 2 weeks at room temperature. Make sure to keep it in a cool place that’s away from the stove or other heat sources. 

Additionally, you can refrigerate fudge for up to 4 weeks! So, if you need it to last longer, refrigerating is the way to go. 

Can You Freeze Cherry Fudge 

Yes, you can freeze cherry fudge. Be sure to wrap up the fudge tightly. You don’t want any air getting to it, or it will become freezer burnt. It will last in the freezer for about three months.

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What Cherries To Use In This Fudge 

You for sure need to use maraschino cherries. There isn’t any substitute for them, and they will give you the perfect flavor and texture. The cherries need to be dried with paper towels before you begin for the fudge to turn out properly. 

Can I Use Marshmallows In Replace of Marshmallow Cream

No, I’m sorry you need to use marshmallow cream for this recipe for white chocolate cherry fudge. Other recipes may let you use marshmallows, but to obtain the correct texture and flavor, marshmallow cream is a must for this cherry fudge recipe. 

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Ingredients

The ingredients in this white chocolate cherry fudge are pretty simple to work with. They create a creamy and delicious cherry fudge you are going to remember. 

  • 1/2 C finely chopped maraschino cherries (Dry between several paper towels about 30 minutes)
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 2 C sugar
  • 3/4 C heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 C + 2 TBSP marshmallow cream
  • 1 drop of pink food coloring

How to Make White Chocolate Cherry Fudge

This incredible maraschino cherry candy is wonderful for the holidays or when you want something sweet. Let’s get started because you are going to love this cherry fudge recipe. 

First Step: Line your 8×8-inch pan by with parchment paper. Place your diced cherries on a plate and pat dry with a paper towel. You must make sure to get as much liquid out as possible. Or it will make your fudge not set up correctly.

Second Step: Using a medium-sized saucepan, add the butter, sugar, cream, and salt.

Third Step: Over medium-high heat, stir until the sugar and butter melt. Bring the mixture to a boil. Immediately insert a candy thermometer.

Fourth Step: Continue to cook the fudge, frequently stirring, so it doesn’t burn.

Fifth Step: Once the candy thermometer until it reaches 300F, remove the pan from the heat. Watch the thermometer, so it doesn’t over-cook.

Sixth Step: Slowly add the white chocolate chips and the marshmallow cream.

Seventh Step: Stir until the chips and cream are melted and combined. Next, you will want to stir in the pink food coloring.

Eighth  Step: Add the chopped cherries and stir to combine. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan. Smooth the fudge into an even layer.

Ninth Step: Allow the cherry fudge to sit at room temperature for 3-4 hours so it can finish setting up properly. You can also refrigerate it to speed up the process. 

Tenth Step: Cut the homemade cherry fudge into small 1-inch pieces prior to serving.

Enjoy!

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White Chocolate Cherry Fudge

White Chocolate Cherry Fudge

White Chocolate Cherry Fudge

White Chocolate Cherry Fudge is a fun and easy cherry fudge recipe. Maraschino cherries and white chocolate collide in this easy cherry candy recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C finely chopped maraschino cherries (Dry between several paper towels about 30 minutes)
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 2 C sugar
  • 3/4 C heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 C + 2 TBSP marshmallow cream
  • 1 drop of pink food coloring

Instructions

  1. Line your 8x8-inch pan by with parchment paper. Place your diced cherries on a plate and pat dry with a paper towel. You must make sure to get as much liquid out as possible. Or it will make your fudge not set up properly.
  2. Using a medium-sized saucepan add the butter, sugar, cream, and salt.
  3. Over medium-high heat, stir until the sugar and butter melt. Bring the mixture to a boil. Immediately insert a candy thermometer.
  4. Continue to cook the fudge, stirring frequently.
  5. Once the candy thermometer until it reaches 300F remove the pan from the heat. Watch the thermometer so it doesn't over-cook.
  6. Slowly add the white chocolate chips and the marshmallow cream.
  7. Stir until the chips and cream are melted and combined. Next, you will want to stir in the pink food coloring.
  8. Add the chopped cherries and stir to combine. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan. Smooth the fudge into an even layer.
  9. Allow the cherry fudge to set at room temperature for 3-4 hours.
  10. Cut the homemade cherry fudge into small 1-inch pieces prior to serving.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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