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Almond Cherry  Fudge Recipe

Almond Cherry Fudge Recipe

Cooked in the microwave, this fast fudge is a sweet addition to any holiday gathering. “I make this when I need a quick treat for a school party or to take to a neighbor,” says Shellie Tucker from Hendersonville, Tennessee.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:64 servings


  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup red candied cherries, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1. Line an 8-in. square pan with foil and grease the foil; set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and milk on high for about 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in the almonds, cherries and extract. Spread into prepared pan. Cover and chill for 2 hours or until set.
  • 2. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 1 pound.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 55 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein

Reviews for Almond Cherry Fudge

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"Amazing! And super easy to make too!"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"Easy and fantastic! I used Craisins instead of cherries. Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"This recipe was so easy and very delicious. The hardest part was cutting up the cherries. I don't know why but I didn't think this was going to work or even be good. WOW was I wrong. I will make this every year at Christmas from now on."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"Delicious fudge and so easy to make. Addictive! A keeper recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"my grandaughter and i made this yesterday. delicious. we went exactly by the recipe and it would not sit up hard. was in fridge for 4 hrs. finally put in freezer. anyone know what we did wron. want to make more. thanks!"

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"This was so good and so easy to make! Tasted like my fav chocolate covered cherries!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"I hate to have this around as I just keep eating it!! Very good."

Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"Taste Great and so easy to make."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"This is, by far, the easiest fudge recipe I've ever made. I just made my first batch this morning, and it's so delicious that I'm making another batch in a few minutes!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"i am going to make it and let you know , ihave never made candy before but i do like fudge"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"This unbelieveably simple fudge is just as delicious! I gave it as a part of gift baskets I made for Christmas and it was a huge hit! This is definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"This fudge is so fast, so easy, and so good that it is evil. I take it to parties and everyone wants the recipe!"

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