Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Cordial Fudge

Easy 4-ingredient fudge that tastes just like a chocolate covered cherry cordial!

Some of my favorite memories from childhood have to do with my parents going out of their way to make things feel special. Like the time I was led on a long scavenger hunt Christmas morning to eventually find my brand new bright orange sled. Or the time we finished opening presents and had a huge breakfast waiting for us on the kitchen table. Or the time we thought we had finished opening presents....only to have my parents show up with one last (BIG) present for each of us!

There are memories from times other than Christmas, too.....like the birthday party I had that was Halloween themed, when my dad made an awesome "Pin the Nose on the Witch" game. Or the "Pig Out" nights we used to plan as a family....where we would watch movies and pig out on all kinds of yummy food. Or the "staycations" my parents used to plan for us before staycations were a thing.

And then there was a Valentine's Day....when my dad came home from work with a special Valentine's Day treat for the four of us kids to share. And for some reason, it seemed so special to me! Like he had gone out of his way to think of us and surprise us on this day that is usually not so special for kids. Don't get me wrong - we had Valentine's Day mailboxes at school....and my mom usually gave us each a little something.....but there was just something about that special chocolate treat that stuck with me!

I'm all about doing special little things for my kiddos.....maybe even too much! I try not to over-do it, but on any given holiday, there's a lot going on around here! Things like special decorations and breakfasts and presents and notes.....and, of course, treats! This Chocolate Cherry Cordial Fudge is the start of my Valentine's Day treats (hey....it's just over a month away!) It's quick, easy, and tastes just like a chocolate covered cherry cordial. Delicious! And definitely special.

Chocolate Cherry Cordial Fudge
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 c. Nutella
1 c. maraschino cherries, halved

1. In medium saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk slightly.
2. Add chocolate chips and Nutella and heat at medium-low temperature, stirring constantly, until chocolate is completely melted.
3. Pour into greased 6x9 inch or similar sized pan.
4. Top with cherries, pressing them down gently into the top of the fudge.
5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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  1. I am the only one in my household that likes cordial cherries. I don't care. :) I am going to make this fudge. It looks delicious!

    1. Yay Vanessa!! You won't want to share it, anyway! ;)

  2. So, so pretty. :) Pinning this, I can't get enough cherries!

    1. Thanks, Ali! This fudge is loaded with cherries so you should be good to go! :)

  3. My mouth is seriously watering! I want this!

  4. This looks so good.
    Did you say there are houses for sale in your neighborhood? ☺

  5. Love the ease of this recipe and perfect cherry red for Valentine's Day? Yes please! Thanks Cathy!

  6. Beautiful pictures. Not to mention an awesome recipe. This says Happy Valentine's Day to me.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  7. The Cherry Fudge looks absolutely fabulous!

  8. Oooh, these are so pretty for Valentine's Day! Yum!

  9. What an awesome treat Cathy and the cherries look so pretty, perfect for Valentine's Day:)

  10. My husband is a huge fan of chocolate covered cherries! I know he would go crazy for this. I'm definitely going to surprise him with some!

  11. Ohhhh this looks amazing!!!!! What a great fudge idea, love the cherries in there!!!! All your other fudge recipes look amazing!!!!

  12. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Oh my goodness!!!
    I LOVE cherries and chocolate. A must try!
    Thanks so much for sharing,

  13. Oh my oh my - drooling. 2 of my favorite things together.

  14. I just added all the ingredients to my grocery list. We will be eating these this afternoon! They would make wonderful teacher gifts for Valentine's Day!

  15. This is my kind of fudge! I love chocolate & cherries together.

  16. Love cherries! Your pictures are great too.


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