Sunday, November 8, 2009

Milk Chocolate Cherry Pecan Fudge

My grandma's homemade fudge has always been a favorite of mine. I tried to replicate her recipe and my version is almost as good as her famous fudge. I've added chopped pecans and plump, dried sour cherries to my fudge instead of walnuts. The sweetness of the milk chocolate is balanced by the nut and fruit combination. A sprinkle of fleur de sel (sea salt) makes this a tempting treat.

Here's what you'll need:
1 can whipped milk chocolate frosting (any brand)
1 bag, 14oz milk chocolate chips
1/2 cups of chopped pecans
1/2 of dried sour cherries
¼ teaspoon of sea salt
8x8 pan lined with parchment paper that has been sprayed with canola or vegetable oil

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine frosting with milk chocolate chips until melted. Right before taking the chocolate off the burner, fold in pecans and cherries. Pour mixture into prepared pan and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt. Let the fudge cool for 25 minutes, then cover and refrigerate for one hour.

After the fudge has cooled, cut with a pizza cutter, sharp knife or cookie cutters into bite sized pieces and enjoy!

Y ~ squarebakery