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Cherry Walnut Fudge Recipe

Fudge lovers will rave about this confection from the country cooks in our Test Kitchen. The rich squares are loaded with dried cherries, chopped walnuts and a hint of almond.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:117 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 4-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups dried cherries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • 1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil; butter the foil with 1 tablespoon butter and set aside. Place the chocolate chips and marshmallow creme in a large bowl; set aside.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, milk and remaining butter to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Slowly pour over chocolate mixture; stir until smooth. Stir in the walnuts, cherries and extracts.
  • 3. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until cool. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 pounds.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 97 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.