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Salted Chocolate Almond Fudge

Salted Chocolate Almond Fudge
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36
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.
Updated May 29, 2011

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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Piece
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
35mg
2%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
18g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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