Christmas Cherry Fudge

Christmas Cherry Fudge

1 small box cherry gelatin
3 1/2 C. sugar

1/4 t. baking soda

1 1/2 C. milk

1/4 C. butter

1/2 C. chopped candied cherries

1/2 C. chopped walnuts

Cook gelatin, sugar, baking soda and milk slowly until sugar is dissolved. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan. Cook, without stirring, until the mixture reaches 238° F. Remove from heat.

Add butter. Pour onto a large platter. Cool, without stirring, until lukewarm. Beat until it loses its gloss. Stir in cherries and walnuts.

Pour into a buttered 8-inch square pan.

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