Christmas Fudge Wreath - Rachael Ray

"This is a recipe from Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals. I know those TV chefs make things look easy but this really is easy. There's no way to mess it up!"
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Ready In:
2 pounds


  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 9 ounces butterscotch chips (3/4 of a 12-ounce bag)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces walnut halves
  • 12 cup currants (a couple of handfuls) (optional)
  • candied red cherries, for garnish
  • green glazed cherries, for garnish


  • Lightly grease a 8-inch cake pan with softened butter.
  • Place a heavy pot on the stove and preheat it over low heat.
  • Add chips and milk and stir until chips are melted and milk combined.
  • Save the empty condensed milk can.
  • Stir in vanilla and remove fudge from heat.
  • Add nuts and currants and stir in immediately.
  • Cover empty condensed milk can with plastic food wrap and center it in the greased cake pan.
  • Spoon fudge into pan around can, making sure to recenter can if it drifts.
  • The fudge will set up almost immediately.
  • Garnish can only be added in the first minute or 2 the fudge is in the pan, so work quickly.
  • Decorate your wreath with"holly" made from cut candied red and green cherries.
  • A wreath left plain can be garnished with a pretty fabric bow when serving.
  • Chill covered in the refrigerator and slice fudge very thin when ready to serve, as a little goes a long way.

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  1. Ava E.
    It's great and so easy. I use a silicone bunt pan and it has designs in it so I put mini m&ms in the grooves and put the fudge in on top of those and it's beautiful! I will try adding a picture when I get one. I give these as gifts on a Christmas plate covered with saran wrap and a Christmas card taped to the bottom. Every year I have to add more to my list of people :) They ask for them now!
  2. lovestocook 6
    Very good and VERY rich. I used Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips. I also substituted the currents with roughly chopped dried cherries. I did not use any candied fruit. Be sure to follow the directions regarding melting the chocolate. I tried using a double boiler and it really didn't work. I should have known better that to question RR! It makes a lot, a little really does go a long way.
  3. free-free
    Fun, festive and FAST!!! - Perfect for the Holidays and great to "decorate" & bring as a little something - something to visits or to have about the house to bring out with hot bevies to guests... looks "special"...super sweet but that's fine by me around that special time of the year... :) :) :) A WINNER!!! I did it pretty much as stated and garnished it with the "candied fruit cake fruit" that I got teased for buying this past Fall (I KNEW it would find a purpose!!! :) ) - Thanks suzy wonton & Happy, Happy to all!!! Also... With other garnishes and decor presentation it can work year round!!! YUM!!!
  4. Shabby Sign Shoppe
    I too saw this on Oprah for her holiday show with Rachel Ray. I took this to a holiday party and everyone wanted to taste beccasue they saw it too! It was easy and festive. I used craisins and pecans. Next time I want to try with rasins and opeanuts along with pb chips. Very versatile! Thank you for posting!
  5. iLuv2cook 2
    This is an EXCELLENT recipe...which I discovered last year as it aired on FOOD NETWORK. It has become a tradition in our household! Everyone enjoys it...cause it's so rich and as recipe poster mentions...a lil'sure goes a long way! I omit the currants for preference. You will NOT be disappointed if you like FUDGE. TRY IT!



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