If you like white chocolate, try Opera Fudge!

Typically Opera Fudge has just candied red cherries in it.  I added walnuts which you can leave out if you prefer.

Yes, I serve Opera Fudge on an Opera Plate! That plate is a scene from Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”.

  This fudge is worthy of its name. It is exquisite! Like opera is!


Opera Fudge

An exquisite looking, divine white chocolate fudge that is worthy of its name!
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 145


  • Candy Thermometer


  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup light cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup candied cherries chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped


  • Butter or spray a 9-inch square pan.
  • Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan.
  • In the saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, light cream, corn syrup, and salt.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boiling point.
  • Then continue to cook to a soft ball stage (238° on a candy thermometer).
  • Immediately remove from the heat and let it cool to lukewarm (110°) without stirring.
  • Add in the butter and vanilla, stirring to mix well.
  • Now beat it vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes very thick and starts to lose its gloss.
  • Quickly stir in the chopped candied cherries and walnuts.
  • Quickly spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  • With a knife, score the fudge into squares while it is still warm, then cut it into complete squares when it has completely cooled and is firm.
  • Store the fudge in a covered tin or container at room temperature.


NUTS: You can substitute the walnuts for whatever nut is your favorite.
VARITATION:   For Christmas, use red and green cherries!  
Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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