When you’re a North Carolina native, you drink soda. Which is always called Coke (which kind of Coke do you want? Oh, Cheerwine/Sprite/Dr Pepper/or whatever). We love our sugary drinks. When my best friend moved to Washington DC, outside of the SunDrop availability zone, she used to come home and load up the trunk with a few flats to get herself through to the next visit!
Therefore, when you have children in North Carolina, and you’re from here too, they are going to naturally love soda. Especially (created in Salisbury, North Carolina). Now, if you’re not from around here, you should know that Cheerwine is non-alcoholic… but when you’re 9, it’s way more fun to drink it from a wine glass to horrify the visiting adults. It’s a cherry-ish flavored soda that was born in 1917 and known as the "Nectar of North Carolina". I’m excited to see what they do next year for the 100th anniversary!
ANYWAY, my son fell in love with Cheerwine fudge a couple of years ago at the Cheerwine Festival. He can make the stash last for about a week, but that’s it! This year for my church Homecoming, I decided to figure out how to make it for him and the rest of the church. However, for once, Google and Pinterest failed me--there was nothing out there! And apparently, NC Fudge isn’t sharing their proprietary recipe! So I stepped WAY out of my comfort zone and created a recipe. And guess what? It worked!
Prep: 30 minutes
Total time: An hour or overnight, or whatever.
Makes: a Chinet plate-full
5 oz can evaporated milk
1 2/3 cups Dixie Crystals sugar
½ tsp salt- 12 large marshmallows
12oz bag white chocolate chips
¼ cup chopped maraschino cherries
2 tbsp Cheerwine
A couple of drops of red food coloring if you want the Technicolor look.
That’s it! Fast and easy and very likely to become Christmas gifts for kids’ teachers, so if you’re a teacher reading this, you should let me know right quick if you’re a diabetic.
If you like this recipe, check out my other delicious #CHEERWINESUMMER treats!
🍒 Cheerwine Poke Cake Recipe
🍒 Cheerwine Brownie Recipe
🍒 Cheerwine Icing Recipe
🍒 Cheerwine Old School, Hand-Churned Ice Cream Recipe
🍒 Cheerwine Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe
🍒 Cheerwine Fudge Recipe
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~ Leigh Brown
REALTOR®. Author. Coach. Keynote speaker. Leigh Brown is laser-focused on inspiring people to be better, strive for more, and to take the reins and lead!
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