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White Chocolate Cherry Fudge (Cherry Garcia)

This white chocolate cherry fudge is rich, decadent, and loaded with white chocolate, mini chocolate chips, and maraschino cherries. Around here, we call it Cherry Garcia fudge, but you’ll just call it delicious! 

If you’re a fudge fan, then get ready to fall in love with this delicious recipe. This rich fudge is one that I routinely make whenever I need to serve up something sweet and delicious because its flavors are perfect any time of year. This rich fudge is loaded with flavors that are perfect for summer parties and potlucks, but they’re also a great combo for holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. There’s really no wrong time to serve this fudge, especially since it’s so darn good! 



Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of simple ingredients. 
  • It’s super easy to make and is ready in just a few minutes. 
  • It’s deliciously decadent and loaded with the sweet flavors of chocolate and cherries. 


You’ll only need a few easy ingredients to make this recipe, and you can find them all easily at your local grocery store. See the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities. 

  • White chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Butter
  • Chopped maraschino cherries
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Small Pinch Salt










Almost ready…



Ready to devour… 



How to Make White Chocolate Cherry Fudge

This is an incredibly easy recipe to make, and it’s finished in just a few minutes. You’ll find the general steps below. Check out the recipe card at the end of the post for the exact instructions. 

Step 1: Make the Fudge

Melt all ingredients except maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chips in a pot over medium-low heat. Then, fold in the chopped cherries and mini chocolate chips. 

Step 2: Top and Chill

Pour the fudge mixture into a prepared dish and top with more chopped cherries and mini chocolate chips. Then, chill in the refrigerator overnight. Cut into squares and enjoy! 


This fudge is delicious just as it is, but I have some fun ways that you can switch things up if you like. 

  • Use milk, dark, or semi-sweet mini chocolate chips to change up the flavor of this fudge. 
  • Add chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds for more flavor and a little crunch. 
  • Make chocolate cherry fudge by replacing the white chocolate with an equal amount of milk, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate chips. 

If this white chocolate fudge sounds good to you, then you’re going to love this pink and white fudge with fun sprinkles. 


You’ll only need a handful of simple kitchen items to make this easy fudge recipe. 

  • Medium pot
  • Wooden spoon 
  • Spatula
  • 8×8 dish
  • Parchment paper
  • Measuring cups and spoons


You can store this fudge in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. For longer storage, you can freeze it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. 


There’s really nothing to this recipe, so there aren’t a lot of tips for it. The ones I do have for you are simple, but they’re very important to remember. 

  • Heat your fudge mixture over low to medium-low heat and no higher. You want a gentle melt that won’t scorch the chocolate. 
  • It’s important that you chill your fudge overnight for the best texture. 


Do you have questions about this tasty recipe? The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this fudge. 

Who invented Cherry Garcia?

Cherry Garcia was invented in 1987 by Ben and Jerry’s as a nod to Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead Rock Band.

What are maraschino cherries?

They’re preserved, sweetened cherries made from cherries like Royal Ann, Rainier, or Gold cherries. 

Why is my fudge mixture thick and lumpy?

If you melt your mixture over heat that’s too high, the chocolate can seize, causing it to get overly thick, lumpy or chunky, and even scorch. 

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Recipe Card

Are you ready to make this amazing fudge? Then, print the recipe card below or pin the recipe so you can refer to it later. 

White Chocolate Cherry Fudge (Cherry Garcia)

This white chocolate cherry fudge is rich, decadent, and loaded with white chocolate, mini chocolate chips, and maraschino cherries. Around here, we call it Cherry Garcia fudge, but you’ll just call it delicious! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Fudge, Cherry Garcia, Fudge
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chilling Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 12 minutes
Servings 24
Author Pam


  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped maraschino cherries, drained
  • 2 1/2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips, like Ghirardelli
  • small pinch salt


  1. 1. Butter or spray a rectangle baking dish. Then, line with parchment paper.

    2. In a medium size pot, melt the butter with the white chocolate chips and condensed milk over low to medium heat. Stir in the small pinch of salt. Stir until all is melted and smooth.

    3. Take the pan off the heat and stir once or twice. Now, add in 2 cups of the cherries and 2 cups of mini chocolate chips. Gently mix in until completely incorporated into the white chocolate mixture.

    4. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Smooth out and make sure it's level.

    5. Place in fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight. To speed up you can place in freezer for 2 hours.

    6. Cut into 24 pieces and enjoy the sweet deliciousness!

    Store in a sealed container. I like to keep in the fridge up to 5 days. Can be left in a sealed container up to 3 days.

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