December has always been the time to make all those delicious recipes you’ve saved up for the Christmas season. And this, in my house, is one of those.
I first had cherry almond fudge at my Mothers house one year when we were there for Christmas. She had purchased it from a local candy maker, and didn’t have a recipe. Once I was back home in New York, I did a search and came up with the following recipe.
I’ve never really changed it, though I do add a bit more chopped almonds. And I have had to substitute white chocolate chips for regular chocolate chips, as well as “white candy making disk” like things I found at a craft store in the candy section.
This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep, and a minimum of 2 hours to cool, so it is relatively quick. I really like to individually wrap each piece in candy foil, which makes a great presentation.
Easy Cherry Almond White Chocolate Fudge
2 cups or 12 ounces white chocolate chips
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 cup candied cherries chopped
1 teaspoon almond extract
Use an 8×8 square pan — Spray with pam, and then line with parchment paper. Alternativly, you can line the pan with the non-stick foil that is on the market nowadays.
Mix the chocolate and milk together, and then microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is smooth.
Stir in the almonds, cherries, and almond extract. Pour the mix into the pan. Chill for at least 2 hours, but best after at least 6.
Lift out the fudge, or turn out onto a cutting board. Remove the paper or foil, and cut the fudge into 1 inch squares.
- I like this with extra nuts – up to 3/4 cup chopped almonds
- IF you can’t find white chocolate chips, replace them with chocolate chips, or white candy discs.
- Hand wrap these in candy foil wraps.