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This Easy Chocolate Fudge recipe is studded with almonds and simple to make. All you need are just four ingredients to make this easy fudge!
Almond Fudge is an easy treat to make for snacking or gifting. It costs $7.80 to make and makes 25 servings, which works out to be $0.31 per serving.
Easy Chocolate Fudge with Almonds
It is just not the holiday season without some homemade fudge! Plain chocolate fudge is pretty fabulous, but sometimes it is fun to change it up just a bit and add some delicious almond flavor. This chocolate fudge recipe with almonds and almond extract is the perfect no-bake recipe during the holiday season.
A little secret though, I make it for snacking on all-year long! Why limit yourself to this goodness only once a year? It is rich and creamy, with the perfect nutty flavor in each bite.
With only four ingredients, you may already have the ingredients in your pantry, making this chocolate fudge so easy to make. No need to stand at the stove with a thermometer! Melt the chocolate, stir in the almonds, pour it in the pan to set, and you have the BEST fudge ready to eat in just a couple of hours.
What is the difference between chocolate and chocolate fudge?
While both delicious, there is a difference between the two treats. Fudge is made by melting chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk and then mixing in the almonds. When the fudge is ready, it is soft, creamy, and somewhat spongy, while chocolate has a harder texture.
Is Fudge just chocolate?
The fun thing about making fudge is all the variations you can make. You can add marshmallows, peppermint, peanut butter, white chocolate, different nuts, crumbled cookies, etc. If you can dream it, you can add it!
Does fudge have to be refrigerated?
Fudge will stay fresh if you store it at room temperature in an airtight container. However, some people do prefer their fudge cold. So it is perfectly fine to keep it in the fridge. Just be sure to keep it in an airtight container to help keep the fudge from drying out.
How to make Almond Chocolate Chip Fudge:
STEP ONE: First, line a baking dish with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
STEP TWO: In a medium saucepan, add chocolate chips and condensed milk. Stir constantly while melting the chocolate over medium heat.
STEP THREE: Next, remove from the saucepan and stir in the almond extract and almonds. Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
STEP FOUR: Then, chill in the fridge for two to three hours. Slice into small pieces and serve.
The Recipe and Flavor Variations:
- Instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips, you can use milk chocolate or bittersweet.
- If almonds aren’t your thing, then you can use toasted walnuts or toasted pecans. If you end up not using almonds, then use vanilla extract instead of almond.
- To make peppermint fudge, use crushed candy canes instead of nuts, and use peppermint extract instead of almond extract.
How much will this recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $7.80
PER SERVING COST: $0.31
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips – $3.84
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk – $1.98
- 1 teaspoon almond extract – $0.12
- ¾ cup sliced almonds – $1.86
How Long is the Chocolate Almond Fudge Good For:
SERVE: You can serve the fudge at room temperature for a few hours before it will need to be store in an airtight container.
STORE: You can store the fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for a week or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. I personally like to store my fudge at room temperature, so it doesn’t dry out.
FREEZE: You can freeze the fudge in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost the fudge at room temperature or in the refrigerator overnight.
More No-Bake Dessert Recipes:
- Peppermint Patty Candy
- Buckeye Candy
- Christmas Wreath Cookies
- Peppermint Bark Candy
- Christmas Divinity Candy
- Gingerbread Oreo Truffles
- Andes Mint Cheesecake Dip
- Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
- Old Fashioned Fudge
- Peppermint Cheesecake Dip
- Peanut Brittle
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
- Almond Roca Brittle
- Butter Pecan Fudge
Easy Chocolate Fudge with Almonds
- 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ¾ cup sliced almonds
- Line a 9x9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Make sure you leave an overhang on all sides. Spray very lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium saucepan add chocolate chips and condensed milk. Melt over medium heat while constantly stirring.
- Once melted, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in almond extract and sliced almonds.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
- Chill the fudge in the refrigerator until set, about 2-3 hours.
- Use the parchment paper overhand to lift the fudge from the pan.
- Slice the fudge into small pieces. Serve.