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Holly Fudge

(16 Votes)
Holly Fudge
3 dozen
15 Min

Our Holly Fudge is a rich and creamy fudge with a Christmas touch to it. Red and green candied cherries make this fudge pretty enough to serve at a Christmas party or to give as sweet holiday gifts!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup red and green candied cherries, chopped

What to Do

  1. Coat 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In large saucepan, bring granulated sugar, butter, heavy cream, and salt to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Allow to boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and slowly add confectioners' sugar and vanilla, stirring until smooth and well combined. Stir in cherries until evenly distributed.
  4. Spoon into baking dish and chill 1 hour, or until firm. Cut into squares and serve, or store in an airtight container.


  • If you prefer, leave out the candied cherries and you'll have a great vanilla fudge.

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Easy to make, but be's like eating a creamy sugar cube.

I think this recipe looks yummy, gonna make it for Christmas....

I think I will add crushed peppermints instead of the cherries. Love peppermint bark so I'll experiment and see what happens ...

Let us know how it turns out. I would like to try it, also. Merry Christmas!!

I tried this version, adding the peppermint and wasn't impressed. What it lacks is the white-chocolate flavor. Hmmmm, maybe I can add white chocolate chips to replace the confectioner's sugar ????

On second thought, maybe I'll try this recipe instead which incorporates white chocolate.

I have made this fudge twice this week...super easy ...looks gorgeous on a cookie tray & and actually taste as good as it looks !!! Well Done !!! Thanks for the recipe!

No way does this make 3 dozen in an 8" square pan!!

cut 6 by 6 to get 36 cut larger if desired. no matter what sizes you want it is still very good

Can you use fresh cherries or the jar kind?

i just love this website!!!! i have gotten so many recipes from it and we have loved them all. thank you so much!!!

i saw this and it was so pretty i had to try it. very easy to make turned out great everyone loves it. i will make it every year

How many days will these remain good? That is if we can not eat them all before we can give them all away.

I think I'd get my red and green from M&M's.

how did the M&M's work out

Sounds yummy i will try it.


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