Source: Betty Crocker® Cookbook

Deluxe Holiday Fudge
Our favorite fudge recipe combines the richness of chocolate with the crunchiness of nuts and the chewiness of dried cherries. Mmm!
Serves: makes 6 dozen candies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes Chill time: 2 hr.


1 1/2 packages (12-ounce size each) semi-sweet chocolate chips, (3 cups)
2 cups miniature or 16 large marshmallows, cut in half
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup dried cherries, or chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup white baking chips, melted, if desired

1. Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 9x9x2 inches, with butter, or line with aluminum foil.

2. Heat chocolate chips, marshmallows and milk in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chips and marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.

3. Stir in vanilla, nuts and cherries. Immediately pour into pan. Drizzle with melted white baking chips. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares.

Microwave Directions: Place chocolate chips, marshmallows and milk in 8-cup microwavable measure. Microwave uncovered on High 3 to 5 minutes, stirring every minute, until chips and marshmallows are melted and mixture can be stirred smooth. Continue as directed in step 3.

For extra chocolate flavor, use creamy chocolate sweetened condensed milk instead of the regular.