Cherry Fudge

Chocolate fudge is what I’d normally make but I thought I’d push the envelope and try this Cherry Fudge recipe. It’s fast and super easy. All you need is a can of icing, white chocolate chips and dried cherries. The combination of dried cherries and the richness of the white chocolate and cherry icing is yummy. If you’re looking for a sugar rush—this would be it.

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You could cut the fudge with a cookie cutter for different shapes.  I used one of my heart shapes because it was Valentines Day.

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Cherry Fudge


  • 1 bag (12 oz) white chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli white chocolate chips)
  • 1 container (1 lb) cherry frosting. (I used Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy)
  • 5 oz chopped cherries (If you like cherries use more. I will next time)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Line 9-inch square pan with foil then spray foil with cooking spray.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a bowl over boiling water. Stir frequently to make sure it's thoroughly melted. Be careful not to burn it. Your could also use a large microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  • Stir frosting into melted chocolate. Fold in remaining ingredients. Pour and spread evenly into pan. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.
  • Use foil to lift fudge out of pan then carefully peel it off. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store tightly covered


If you are using a cookie cutter then the cutter needs to be dipped in warm water after each cut and the fudge needs to be really cold.

This is a modified version from a recipe by Jeanne Trudell.

The next time I do this recipe I think I’ll dip half the heart in chocolate.  All the fudge had disappeared by the time I had this idea. (sigh)   You could also roll the fudge into small balls and dip them in chocolate then roll them in crushed roasted pecans. There’s one more recipe I think this would work well in, but that’s for another post.

What variations would you make?

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