Gifts to Do It Yourself

17 Dec

Gifts to Do It Yourself for: Wrap Up Some Creativity. Homemade and straight from the heart is the in thing for the creative- (and wallet-) minded gift-giving crowd. The sweet and salty flavors in this Salted Chocolate Almond Fudge recipe turn traditional fudge into an even more extraordinary gift that everyone will adore.

Salted Chocolate Almond Fudge

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Start to Finish: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Makes: 36 pieces

What you will need:

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, if desired


What you will need to do:

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.

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2 Responses to “Gifts to Do It Yourself”

  1. Chef Dennis December 19, 2010 at 4:13 PM #

    How I do love fudge!! Your recipe sounds wonderful!
    It’s a pleasure to meet you, so glad to have found your blog!

    • Jeanie Cullip December 20, 2010 at 12:41 PM #

      Thank you Dennis, I am going to check out your site right now!

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