Cherry Vanilla Bean Fudge

This Cherry Vanilla Bean Fudge is easy to make and just FIVE ingredients.  So deliciously irresistible too!

We had a Cherry On Top birthday party!  I have three kids now, and a blog that has become a full time job . . . so yeah, I didn’t go all Rainbow Party on this one.  We did have an ice cream bar (you know, with cherries for on top) and Cherry Sangria (I made a double batch and it still wasn’t enough).
Second of all, it is SO EASY.  I love making fudge because it is SO EASY.  You melt a bunch of stuff together, pour it into a square foil lined pan, wait for it to get hard, cut, and done. 
And then you do it three more times because you want to make your party guests fat.  SO EASY.
You guys this fudge is crazy good.  You are going to love it.  Here’s the caveat.  You need to use these candied cherries.  You absolutely totally can use maraschino cherries, but if you do, you need to keep it refrigerated unless you are putting it in your mouth.  In the fridge and cold, totally fine.  Out for a few hours, mushy mess.  So, use candied cherries or proceed with caution.  The choice is yours.

Cherry Vanilla Bean Fudge
  1. Line an 8 by 8 inch glass dish with aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk in a medium sauce pan over medium heat, stirring regularly.
  3. Once completely melted, stir in the vanilla bean paste, extract, and then the cherries.
  4. Pour into the foil lined pan. Put in the refrigerator and let set overnight. Cut into square pieces and store outside of the refrigerator for up to two weeks in an airtight container.