Pistacherrio Fudge

Pistachio and Cherry Fudge

Hi folks. I am so sorry I have been so M.I.A. lately. I wish it was some exotic excuse like I ran off with Timpothy Oliphant or something like that. Sadly the truth is I’ve been sick. And busy. Too busy for a sick person. Too sick for a busy person. Apparently delirious as well as I’m not even making sense to my dang self at this point. Anyhoo as my sis says, I am on the mend so I’ll be soon stalking all you other bloggers as per usual I’m sure.


So this fudge is part of Mom’s Crazy Cooking‘s monthly fun-fest. I joined them again in the Crazy Cooking Challenge. Our challenge this month was to find a fudge from another blog and make it. I knew I wanted to do chocolate. I knew I wanted to do pistachio. And of course pistachio to me has to come accompanied by dried cherries. It’s a given at this point. I know you’re all rolling your eyes. Kim and her dang pistachios. Her dang cherries. But I showed restraint people. I did not, I repeat, I did not throw coconut in it. I wanted to, but I held back. So see, I can be restrained. Just ask the people at the hospital, they’ll tell ya.


I wandered about the Internet highway cruising around looking at fudge, at pistachio fudge, at everything fudge. There was a dark chocolate one from Nigella that kept popping up. I am not a fan of dark chocolate though so that was out and wiped half the fudge off the list. I scrolled around, looked at a bunch and all of a sudden I happened on a fellow blogger who I adore. There it was…pistachio fudge. Not just any pistachio fudge but one from “Simply Reem”. I had found my fudge and I had found it from a blogger who I love. It’s like the stars aligned for me. So this is me making Reem’s fudge and telling you all you should go check this lady out. She is super sweet and an amazing cook. You will thank me I promise you.


The only thing I changed was adding dried cherries. The rest of the recipe I followed the way Reem did it. I don’t follow recipes often so this is a real testament to her. It turned out wonderfully. I had a minor snafu of a wet bottom, (the recipe, not me, ew!) but that was totally my fault. I soaked the cherries in water for a bit before adding them and I should not have. I also wet my parchment which I do often but probably should not for fudge. So I think the wet bottom issue (ew!) was my fault and had nothing to do with the recipe.


Okay so without further ado, or talk of weird things, here you go.



Pistacherrio Fudge
Recipe type: Dessert, Fudge
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • ½ cup pistachios, shelled and chopped
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Shell and chop your nuts. Set aside.
  2. Line an 8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  3. Combine your chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and butter in a heat proof glass bowl and place over top of a saucepan with simmering water on the stove. I found keeping the stove at a medium-low setting worked for me.
  4. Stir frequently until your chocolate melts.
  5. Keep stirring until it is smooth. It will also feel thick.
  6. Remove the bowl from the heat and add your pistachios and dried cherries, and also your vanilla. Mix well.
  7. Now pour the mixture into the pan and smooth it out.
  8. Let it cool to room temperature.
  9. Now stick it in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  10. Once it is set you can remove it and cut into squares.
  11. Serve with a smile.


Yup, flipping awesome. Think it might not last till Christmas. Thanks to Tina at Mom’s Crazy Cooking for hosting the Crazy Cooking Challenge. For anyone interested in joining please feel free to get ahold of her. It’s a fun group and I always enjoy participating. Also I hope you stop by Simply Reem and check out her blog.



Toodles and smoochies.xx

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  1. Tina says

    I want some of this fudgey goodness-pistachio and cherry are a yummy combo! I know that there is a thick piece in that group that has my name on it, so watch which pieces you eat! Have a great day Kim!

  2. CONCON says

    I'm glad you're on the mend! This fudge looks DELISH! I made it once and it turned out grainy so I just depend on my sister to make it every year and I snatch it up. I may have to try this recipe, tho. :)

  3. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says

    Aww.. I hope you get well soon! I've been under the weather myself lately. Blah!

    Bet those delicious fudge would make up for all those unwell days :)

  4. Tina (PinayInTexas) says

    Wow, all the entries look good…but I must say that for me, your Pistacherrio Fudge is the most stunning!!!
    Hope you're feeling a lot better…

  5. Curry and Comfort says

    I still remember the first time I ever tasted fudge at my best friend's house during Christmas vacation… I was in high school. Yes, I was a late bloomer when it came to indulging in this delicious treat. I have been a fudge fanatic ever since. I love the combo you have here with pistachio and cherry. Perfect! Glad to year you're on the mend. :)

  6. movita beaucoup says

    I, too, am sick. And I think what you're telling me is: eat fudge. It will heal you.

    So, I will eat fudge.

  7. Magic of Spice says

    I adore Reem :) The fudge looks fantastic! Too funny about the coconut :)
    Glad you are starting to feel better :)

  8. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says

    My husband would absolutely LOVE this!! He is obsessed with pistachio's! What a great fudge recipe. Thanks!

  9. Kiri W. says

    Holy moley, that looks like absolutely to die for rich, creamy fudge. Plus I've already harped on about how much I love pistachios, so you get extra points!

  10. janet@fromcupcakestocaviar says

    Oooo, I make fudge every year for Christmas and this look delish, twin! Now if I could just figure out how the heck to pronounce it 😛

  11. Ann says

    YAY! Fudge! Kim this looks absolutely amazing and what a great combination to use! I don't often indulge in fudge, but I just love the stuff…this is beautiful! (and your pictures are FAB!)

  12. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    Oh this fudge looks oh so yummy! I love how thick it is too! Can you please send a box of it my way?!

  13. Katherine Martinelli says

    Oh wow, an entire fudge blog hop?! NOW I'm in heaven. Yours looks incredible. I see nothing wrong with adding pistachios and dried cherries into anything and everything! I hope you're feeling better!

  14. Kristen says

    Wet bottom aside, that sounds like wonderful fudge. I am hoarding the last of my dried cherries, even to the point of hovering over them and saying words like "precious" in an evil whispery voice. Still, I am mighty tempted to allow a portion to become wrapped up in fudge.

  15. Kim Bee says

    @Tina- Lol, I shall be careful which ones I eat I promise.

    @ConCon- Thank you. I never used to be able to make fudge but my sister has a recipe I can actually do. Now I love making it. I like old fashioned fudge.

    @Kiran- Being sick blows. Feeling better now, just tired. Fudge makes everything better.

    @Tina- Aw, thanks. You are so sweet.

    @Dara- Lol, thanks.

    @Corina- Thank you.

    @Butteryum- Thank you, will be stopping in on everyone today. Finally have some free time.

    @Curry and Comfort- Thanks. I was like that with pistachios and pomegranates. Didn't try them till much later in my teens. Then I was hooked.

    @Movita- See, you+me=great minds thinking alike!

    @Chels- Thanks so much. I love these things together. Really good in bark as well.

    @Magic of Spice- I swear I could just survive on coconuts, cherries and pistachios for the rest of my life. It's sad how many recipes for pistachios I have on my blog. Lol! Reem is awesome!

    @Erin- Me too, like ocd with them. Cannot get enough of them. Luckily Costco sells huge bags of them. Lol!

    @Rebecca- Thanks!

    @Simply Life- Thank you!

    @Cucina49- I like the old fashioned kind, not so much the thick easy to make stuff.

    @Kiri- Lol, I am so glad I am not the only one completely obsessed with pistachios.

    @anne- Lol, I shall save you some.

    @Janet- Ha, I know right. It's a tongue twister. Pist-a-cherry-o. Tastes amazing.

    @Lo-mo- I love when that happens. It's like fate or something.

    @Ann- Thanks my dear. I try to make it every couple months. I have one recipe from my sister that is killer good.

    @Stephanie- Lol, I shall have to see if there's any left.

    @Christine- Thanks so much.

    @Katherine- See I knew there was a reason I loved you so much. You accept my nuttiness. Lol. I swear I could live on an island with just a pistachio tree, cherry tree and coconuts. Oh and maybe Timothy Oliphant to keep me company. I mean I can't be alone now can i?

    @Gourmantine- Thanks, sweets always make me feel better.

    @Kristen- I just picked up another bag at Costco so I am ready to party. Lol. I talk to mine all the time. I hear they like it.

  16. Happy When Not Hungry says

    Wow this looks amazing!!! I love the pistachios and dried cherry combo too. I def need to try this ASAP!

  17. mjskit says

    I'm sorry you've been sick but glad to read that you are feeling better! I love this recipe! I saw Reem's and loved it and now here it is again, but with dried cherries. YUM! Like eating a chocolate covered cherry. Delicious!

  18. Jackie says

    Glad you're feeling better! I know that feeling: I can't be sick! I don't have time!

    I've never see fudge look so tasty, the acid of the cranberries looks perfect!

  19. Reem | Simply Reem says


    I have to say you are the kindest and sweetest soul I have met…
    God you are so so kind to me…..
    I never in my wildest dream thought that blogging would bless me with friends like you, God I feel so so blessed….

    trust me dear you made this fudge so much more delicious and worth trying…

    Love you Love you…. And feel better soon….

  20. Kim Bee says

    @Grubarazzi- Lol, it is pretty dang good.

    @Happy When Not Hungry- Thank you so much. I hope you try it out. I like pistachios and dried cherries in everything. Lol!

    @mjskit- I had to use this one for the challenge. Love Reem to bits. This fudge is really good.

    @Jennifer- Thanks so much. Feeling alot better now.

    @tandysinclair- So good right!

    @Marina- Thanks so much. Hope you are enjoying our weekend as well.

    @Jackie- Being sick is not fun. You have a little one too so doubly hard when you get it. I am lucky my kids are older and can help out when I get sick.

    @Reem- Aw, you are so sweet. I love that a shared passion for food brings people together. I don't have foodie friends in my real life so it's so nice to have you all in my virtual life. I adore you and your blog. Thank you so much for all your kind words. xx

  21. A Canadian Foodie says

    Holy Cow! This is the craziest – most intense fudge challenge I have ever seen. I have never even heard of all these kinds of fudge – and for you to get this many people involved in hooking up to share their fudge recipes here – kudos to you! Outstanding work!
    I also appreciate finding fellow Canadian food bloggers – very much!


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