Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth by gifting boxes of decadent chocolate fudge.
Chocolate-Almond Fudge Squares
Prep: 10 min.
Chill: 4 hr.
Yield: 64 squares
Cost per serving: 42 cents
1 lb. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1. Lightly oil an 8-inch square baking pan and line bottom with waxed paper.
2. Melt 12 oz. chocolate with cream in a heatproof bowl set over a medium pan of 1 1/2 inches of simmering water, whisking until smooth (do not let bottom of bowl touch water). Remove pan from heat and whisk in vanilla and salt until smooth. Set aside.
3. Melt remaining chocolate in another bowl set over same pan of simmering water, whisking until smooth. Pour plain chocolate into prepared pan and spread to coat bottom evenly. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes to set chocolate.
4. Spread chocolate and cream mixture over set chocolate. Sprinkle evenly with almonds and gently press into chocolate. Let cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate, covered, until very firm, 3 to 4 hours, or overnight.
PER SERVING (2 squares): 102 Cal., 6g Fat (4g Sat.), 8mg Chol., 2g Fiber, 2g Pro., 10g Carb., 8mg Sod.