Creating a special treat for my loved ones for Valentine’s Day is one of the ways that I love to make memories! But who says you have to wait for a holiday, this Cherry Vanilla Fudge is simple enough to make any time of year. Using the same recipe as the Cotton Candy Fudge I shared last Summer, I just simply changed the flavor.
This recipe is brought to you by Truvia
Fudge is one of those desserts that seems like it’s loaded with sugar. And while this Cherry Vanilla Fudge does have calories, by using Truvia Baking Blend is cuts a lot of the calories out. We have chatted over the last several months about Truvia Baking Blend, and how to substitute it in your recipes, giving them the same great taste but with less calories.
A mixture of Truvia Baking Blend, butter, heavy cream and salt is cooked on the stovetop. A packet of Duncan Hines Cherry Vanilla Frosting Creations is whisked in, and then mixed with Marshmallow Fluff and white chocolate chips. The creamy mixture is then poured into the pan and placed in the fridge to set up overnight.
I added some Micro Heart Sprinkles for a touch of Valentine’s Day, but you can certainly leave them off to enjoy this fudge any time.
Truvia Baking Blend is a sugar substitute blend of zero-calorie Truvia natural sweetener and sugar then packaged in a product that’s designed for easy, at-home baking. It also can be substituted for sugar in any recipe by simply using half as much Truvia Baking Blend as you would sugar.
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Looking for more recipes using Truvia Baking Blend? Here are the ones I have shared…
- Cotton Candy Fudge
- Banana Bread Cobbler
- Graham Cracker Log
- How to make Brown Sugar
- Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Cherry Almond Bars
- Red Velvet Cupcake Bites
- Pink Velvet Cupcakes
- Meyer Lemon & Strawberry Pie
- Tangy Lime Bars
- Banana Walnut Bread: Starbucks Copycat Recipe
- Double Chocolate Cupcakes
Linking to…Gooseberry Patch