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
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
can (6 oz) coarsely chopped smoked almonds
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 sea salt or coarse sea salt, if desired

  • 1 Line cookie sheet with foil. Line 8-inch square pan with foil.
  • 2 In 8-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar, and cook until bubbly. Cook 1 minute longer, stirring occasionally. Add almonds; stir to coat. Spread almonds on cookie sheet. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Break into small pieces.
  • 3 In large microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave 1 minute longer. Add almonds and dried cherries; stir until blended.
  • 4 Spread evenly in 8-inch square 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 Piece
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; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.