Salted Chocolate Almond Fudge

Smoked almonds, dried cherries and sea salt combine with chocolate and sweetened condensed milk to give this traditional fudge a high-end, flavor-foward makeover. A great gift for your nearest and dearest.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 36

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
can (6 oz) smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1
cup milk chocolate chips (6 oz)
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
cup chopped dried cherries
1/2
teaspoon fleur de sel or coarse sea salt
  • 1 Line cookie sheet with foil. In 8-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar; cook until bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute longer. Add almonds; stir to coat. Spread almonds on cookie sheet. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Break into small pieces.
  • 2 Line 8-inch square pan with foil. In large microwavable bowl, microwave semisweet and milk chocolate chips with condensed milk uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until melted and smooth. Add almonds and cherries; stir until blended. Spread evenly in pan. Sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate about 2 hours until firm. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store covered at room temperature.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    35mg
    35%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    18g
    18%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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