Chocolate Covered Cherry Pie Fudge {Recipe}

This one goes in your “I’m gonna spank Valentine’s Day’s butt this year” file.  One of the easiest fudge recipes you could ever make, yet so classy and sophisticated you may want to smear a little chocolate across your cheek so people get the impression you worked really hard.  This “Cherry Pie” fudge has a chocolate wafer cookie crust, maraschino cherry chunks mixed in, and topped with chocolate drizzle.  Can you say HOLY MOTHER OF MERCY?

Cut it into a heart for Valentine’s Day and drizzle a little white or dark chocolate over the top….

chocolate cherry pie fudge

Or cut it into squares, top it with a halved cherry and then make it rain chocolate over the top.  Clean or messy, doesn’t matter, you’ll definitely be licking your fingers after these.

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Ingredients

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Cherry Vanilla Flavor Packet

1 container Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Starter

1 bag white chocolate chips

1/2 cup maraschino cherries

1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer cookies

2 Tablespoons butter

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup chocolate of your choice – dark, white, milk – bars or chips are fine

Line the bottom of an 8×8″ baking pan with foil, spray with non-stick spray.

In a medium size bowl mix frosting starter and flavor packet.  Set aside.  Chop cherries into small pieces, leaving a few aside for the top of the fudge.

In a food processor add wafer cookies, butter, and sugar – pulse until consistency is a crumby paste.  Pour into prepared pan and press down until flat.

Melt white chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring every 15-20 seconds.  Stop heating when almost all the way melted, continuing to stir until it is all the way melted.

Mix together white chocolate chips, frosting mixture, and cherries – quickly.  Pour over the top of the cookie crust.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Take out of the pan – should be a solid block, move to a cutting board or clean counter surface.

Melt chocolate to drizzle over the top – double boiler or microwave stirring every 15-20 seconds until almost all the way melted.  Continue to stir until all chunks are gone and it is smooth. (if you need to smooth it out more, add about a tablespoon of shortening to the chocolate as it is melting, this makes it easier to drizzle).

Top with cherry halves, drizzle chocolate over the top.  {Or wait until you’ve cut the chocolate and then add cherries and chocolate.}

Cut into pieces or cut out with a cookie cutter.

knock the socks off your friends.

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