Cherries and chocolate fudge

    2 hours 13 min

    Cherries and chocolate are an all time favourite combination. This chocolate fudge has glace cherries and almonds throughout, and is topped with more cherries and pecans.

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    Serves: 60 

    • 1 (397g) tin condensed sweetened milk
    • 325g plain chocolate or chocolate chips
    • 60g chopped almonds
    • 85g chopped glace cherries
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 25g pecan halves
    • 40g glace cherries, halved

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr13min 

    1. Line a 20cm square tin with aluminium foil.
    2. In a microwave-safe bowl combine condensed milk and chocolate; microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth. Stir in chopped almonds, chopped cherries and almond extract. Pour into prepared tin and spread evenly. Place pecan halves and cherry halves on top.
    3. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm. Cut into 2.5cm squares. Store, covered, in refrigerator.

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    Reviews in English (38)


    This was less like fudge and more like the sweetest, sickliest ganache ever.  -  18 Jul 2012


    I heated this on the hob rather than in the microwave, and it was fantastic. Easy to make, a great one to do with the kids. Well worth giving a go!  -  19 Sep 2015


    I normally try hard to adhere to a recipe as it's written when trying it the first time. In this case however, I kept some of the reviews and my prior experience making this type of simple fudge in mind before proceeding, as I was concerned about wasting ingredients. The typical ratio of chips to milk with this type of fudge is 2.5 cups chips to 14 ounces of milk. That's what I have always used, and it's always worked out for me. I just could not see this setting up as written and many of the reviews confirmed that, therefore I used 2.5 cups chips. The end result was a firm but creamy textured fudge. I also chose dried tart cherries instead of candied, for more of a sweet/tart contrast and next time I would add a touch more almond extract.  -  27 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)