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Best Cherry Almond-topped Fudge Recipe

Best Cherry Almond-topped Fudge Recipe

A pink, almond paste, no-cook fudge is topped with semisweet chocolate, candied cherries and sliced almonds for a sweet, festive snack.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces almond paste
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 1 3/4 cups HERSHEY®’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 24 candied cherries, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

DIRECTIONS:

1. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan.

2. Beat almond paste and 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk in small bowl until blended.

3. Add food color; beat until well blended. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until stiff.

4. Spread onto bottom of prepared pan.

5. Place chocolate chips and remaining sweetened condensed milk in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or just until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Spread over top of almond paste layer. Cover; refrigerate until firm.

6. Use foil to lift fudge out of pan; peel off foil. Cut fudge into squares; garnish with candied cherry halves and sliced almonds. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Original recipe yield: 4 dozen.

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