Hershey's Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Recipe by Mom2Rose
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READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 48
YIELD: 4 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line 8-inch square pan with foil.
  • Lightly press chopped cherries between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • Place butter in medium microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute or until melted; stir in powdered sugar, cocoa and evaporated milk until well blended.
  • Microwave at HIGH 1-1/2 minutes; stir vigorously.
  • Microwave at HIGH an additional 30 seconds at a time, until mixture is hot, slightly thickened and smooth when stirred.
  • Do NOT boil.
  • Stir in chopped cherries, pecans and almond extract.
  • Spread mixture into prepared pan.
  • Cover; refrigerate until firm.
  • Remove foil; cut into squares.
  • Garnish with cherry halves and slivered almonds pressed lightly onto fudge, if desired.
  • Serve cold; refrigerate leftover fudge.
  • NOTE: For best results, do not double this recipe.
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