Friday, December 16, 2011

Chocolate Fudge with Cherries

This is a throwback fudge recipe passed on to me from my husband's grandma.  It's out of a magazine from maybe the 70s?  All I know is it's easy to make and quite delicious.  This year I sprinkled half the pan with dried cherries before it set, because really, what's better than chocolate and cherries?

Chocolate Fudge
makes a 9x13 pan
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) margarine
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
12 oz semi sweet chocolate
7 oz marshmallow creme
1 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar, margarine, and milk in a 2 1/2 qt heavy bottom saucepan and heat over medium high.  Bring to a rolling boil, then turn down to medium and boil, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.  Remove from the heat and add the chocolate chips, stirring to combine completely.  Add in the marshmallow creme and vanilla, beating until mixed through.  Pour into a 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper and let set.  If desired, sprinkle with dried fruit or nuts before setting.  Cut into 1x1 inch squares and enjoy!

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