Easy Pina Colada Fudge

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Do you like Piña Coladas? Did you just sing the previous line?  I did!   So why am I singing about Piña Coladas?  Because today is National Piña Colada day of course!    Today the Sunday Supper taste makers are sharing our favorite coconut recipes to help celebrate National Piña Colada Day.

Get all your favorite tropical Pina Colada flavors in this fun Fudge

Since it’s National Piña Colada Day I wanted to make something with all the traditional flavors of a Piña Colada.   That means I needed rum, pineapple, and coconut.   I also most often see a cherry on top as well.   I decided to make an easy Pina Colada Fudge.  I love making flavored fudge because it only takes 5 minutes to make and people love different flavored fudge.

Bite into the tropics with this Pina Colada Fudge!

Piña Colada is a fun flavor because it’s tropical and makes people think of the beach.   Making fudge is usually heavy and decadent which doesn’t really put me in the mind of the tropics so I thought it was going to be interesting to meld the two together into one delicious dessert.

Everything you need to make Pina Colada Fudge

I actually found a great recipe that makes the base of the fudge out of cream cheese frosting and white chocolate.   I’ve never made a fudge with frosting but it tasted pretty great.   I added in dried pineapple, coconut flakes, rum, and macadamia nuts for a salty and more tropical flavor.    Once it was in the pan I added cherries and more coconut flakes.

Easy Pina Colada Fudge is ready in just minutes!

The fudge was firm when it was finished and was filled with good flavors.   The pineapple, coconut, rum, and nuts really mellowed out the super sweet flavor of the fudge.  In the end it was sweet but tropical and really tasted like Piña Coladas.   It also looked really fun and would be great to serve at a luau or outdoor party.

This tasty Pina Colada Fudge takes just minutes to make!

Get all your favorite tropical Pina Colada flavors in this fun Fudge

Easy Pina Colada Fudge

This fudge is not only easy and takes just 10 minutes to make but it's filled with pineapple, coconut, white chocolate, and rum so it tastes just like a Piña Colada.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 pieces
Author: Hezzi-D

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz container cream cheese frosting
  • 12 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon light rum
  • 6 oz. dried pineapple chopped
  • 1/4 c. macadamia nuts chopped
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 c. coconut flakes divided

Instructions

  • Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with foil.
  • In a medium saucepan combine the cream cheese frosting, white chocolate chips, and butter. Heat over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until the chocolate chips have melted and everything is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the rum, pineapple, nuts, and 1/4 cup of coconut flakes. Stir well and pour into the prepared pan.
  • Quickly push 20 cherries into the fudge (4 down and 5 across). Sprinkle with the remaining coconut flakes. Gently press down on the coconut flakes so that they will stick.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until solid.
  • Carefully remove the foil from the pan. Cut into 20 squares using the cherries as a guide for where to cut.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from The Gold Lining Girl

Pina Colada Fudge is filled with nuts, pineapple, coconut, and rum

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