January 29, 2010
This fudge, while some people may call it cheating, is a fast and easy way to get your chocolate fix. Using condensed milk to make fudge? Blasphemy! It’s probably not the best fudge out there, the most chocolatey, the creamiest, the most creative, etc., but it’s good and gets the job done.
I made this to for the dessert portion of our Christmas meal, but haven’t gotten around to posting it yet. It certainly is a festive fudge, with big chunks of glossy, red candied cherries and little white puffs of marshmallows. It’s a sweet, dense fudge – very chocolatey and the cherry flavour isn’t very strong, but does add a nice little oomph. I enjoyed the chew of the marshmallows.
There’s not much more I can say about this fudge. It comes together in a flash, would probably be fun to try making with kids, and makes a nice addition to any dessert table.
Since I should be expanding my fudge repertoire. I’d love to know what recipes you all enjoy using. Send them my way please?
Cherry Polka Dot Fudge
adapted from Eagle Brand
Makes about 2lb
3 cups (750 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can (300 mL) Regular Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped glacé cherries
1/2 cup (125 mL) mini marshmallows
1. Melt chocolate chips with Eagle Brand. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, cherries and marshmallows.
2. Spread evenly in parchment paper-lined 8” (20 cm) square pan. Chill 4 hours or until firm.
3. Remove from pan and peel off paper. Cut into squares.