Salted Chocolate Almond Fudge

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

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

36

pieces

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.
Makes 36 pieces

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Piece)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 35mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.