Chocolate Cherry Cordial Fudge

Easy 4-ingredient fudge that tastes just like a chocolate covered cherry cordial!

Some of my favorite memories from childhood have to do with my parents going out of their way to make things feel special. Like the time I was led on a long scavenger hunt Christmas morning to eventually find my brand new bright orange sled. Or the time we finished opening presents and had a huge breakfast waiting for us on the kitchen table. Or the time we thought we had finished opening presents….only to have my parents show up with one last (BIG) present for each of us!

There are memories from times other than Christmas, too… the birthday party I had that was Halloween themed, when my dad made an awesome “Pin the Nose on the Witch” game. Or the “Pig Out” nights we used to plan as a family….where we would watch movies and pig out on all kinds of yummy food. Or the “staycations” my parents used to plan for us before staycations were a thing.

And then there was a Valentine’s Day….when my dad came home from work with a special Valentine’s Day treat for the four of us kids to share. And for some reason, it seemed so special to me! Like he had gone out of his way to think of us and surprise us on this day that is usually not so special for kids. Don’t get me wrong – we had Valentine’s Day mailboxes at school….and my mom usually gave us each a little something…..but there was just something about that special chocolate treat that stuck with me!

I’m all about doing special little things for my kiddos…..maybe even too much! I try not to over-do it, but on any given holiday, there’s a lot going on around here! Things like special decorations and breakfasts and presents and notes…..and, of course, treats! This Chocolate Cherry Cordial Fudge is the start of my Valentine’s Day treats (hey….it’s just over a month away!) It’s quick, easy, and tastes just like a chocolate covered cherry cordial. Delicious! And definitely special.

Chocolate Cherry Cordial Fudge
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 c. Nutella
1 c. maraschino cherries, halved

1. In medium saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk slightly.
2. Add chocolate chips and Nutella and heat at medium-low temperature, stirring constantly, until chocolate is completely melted.
3. Pour into greased 6×9 inch or similar sized pan.
4. Top with cherries, pressing them down gently into the top of the fudge.
5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I love this, Cathy! I love to give my kiddos littel treats for Valentine’s Day – they would love your fudge! Pinned and shared on FB :) Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays!

    • Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

      Hi Cathy! Just stopping by to let you know that you’re being featured at Freedom Fridays- and this week’s party is live if you’d like to stop by and grab a button or link up this week! Have a great weekend!

  2. says

    I don’t know what looks better the chocolate or the cherries?! It looks divine and your photography is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at ” Hit Me With Your Best Shot Link Party!” I hope you will swing by again tonight!

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Thanks so much, Jocie! It is definitely dangerous to keep this around the house….but it makes a great gift!! Thanks for the feature!

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