Saturday, May 14, 2011

Triple Chocolate Sour Cherry Fudge

I seem to be on a fudge roll this week, so here's one more recipe for easy fudge making. I love this recipe because it is made with three different types of chocolate including Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread). It also includes dried cherries, a staple in my pantry. This recipe is from Whole Foods Market. As I've mentioned many times, you can search the web for great recipes on food associations,
products, and market sites.

Triple Chocolate Sour Cherry Fudge

1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips (or broken up chocolate)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips (or broken up chocolate)
1 1/2 cups dried sour cherries
3/4 cup roughly chopped pecans, toasted (or walnuts)*

Line an 8- x 8-inch glass dish with foil; set aside.

Put milk chocolate chips, evaporated milk, chocolate hazelnut spread, vanilla, salt and semisweet chocolate chips into a medium pot and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir in cherries and pecans, then transfer mixture to prepared dish. Shake and tap dish gently on the countertop to remove any air bubbles from the fudge, then smooth out the top with the back of a spoon. Cover and chill until set, about 3 hours.

Loosen fudge from dish and turn out onto a cutting board; remove and discard foil. Using a serrated knife, cut fudge into pieces and serve.

Photo: Whole Foods Market

1 comment:

Bobbi Mumm said...

This looks fabulous, Janet. And boy do we have sour cherries around here! Our University's College of Agriculture has devoted a lot of energy to developing hardy sour cherry trees. Everyone grows them in their gardens. Can't wait to try this!