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Cheery Cherry Almond-Topped Fudge

Cheery Cherry Almond-Topped FudgeThere are two layers of yum in this super easy cherry-topped almond fudge.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) can almond paste
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk - divided use
Few drops red food color
1 3/4 cups HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Red candied cherry halves (garnish)
Sliced almonds (garnish)

Cooking 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. Add food color; beat until well blended. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until stiff.
  3. Spread onto bottom of prepared pan.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 conatiner in refrigerator.

Makes about 4 dozen pieces.

Note: For best results, do not double this recipe.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.