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Merry Cherry Fudge

Merry Cherry Fudge is a rich, chocolatey fudge with maraschino cherries and chopped walnuts. The combination of cherries and chocolate is a delicious one and perfect for Christmas.

Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword chocolate fudge
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Servings 25
Calories 194kcal


  • 25 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans


  • Line an 8x8-inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Blot the cherries dry with paper towels.
  • Place chocolate chips and chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan with a heavy bottom.
  • Melt over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in sweetened condensed milk. Once blended, stir in cherry juice and walnuts.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared pan, spreading it evenly.
  • Immediately press the cherries into the fudge so that they are at least halfway submerged in the fudge.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour and then cut into squares.


Calories: 194kcal