Heart-Shaped Fresh Strawberry Swirl Fudge
20 to 25 pieces
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Florida Crystals® Organic Raw Cane Sugar
- 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
- 1 cup Florida Crystals® Organic Raw Cane Sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup white chocolate baking chips
In a small saucepan, over low heat, cook berries and water until berries are soft. Add lemon juice and sugar. With a spoon, mash berry mixture until completely smooth.
Remove from heat. Press strawberry mixture through strainer, reserving syrup in a small bowl. Discard remaining strawberry pulp.
Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with foil, dull side facing up. Let foil overhang sides of pan slightly.
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, cook evaporated milk, sugar and butter. Stir continuously until a candy thermometer reaches 235°F.
Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla.
Stir in chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted.
Pour half of the fudge mixture into prepared pan. Swirl 1½ tablespoons strawberry syrup into fudge. Pour in remaining fudge. Swirl remaining strawberry syrup onto top layer.
Leave on counter for 10 minutes, then refrigerate fudge for 3 hours to firm up.
Once firm, lift out the foil. Cut fudge into heart shapes using a small heart-shaped cutter.
Refrigerate fudge in an airtight container for up to one week.
Use the fudge that is leftover after cutting to top ice cream or sprinkle on cake.