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Sweetheart Cherry Nut Fudge

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Ingredients

  • 3 (6 ounce) packages semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease 9-inch heart shaped cake pan or 8 or 9-inch square pan; line with wax paper. Set aside.
  2. In heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk. Remove from heat; stir in nuts, cherries and extract. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Remove from pan; peel off wax paper. Garnish as desired. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
  4. To form heart shape without pan, draw 9-inch heart shapes on wax paper; spread mixture to edge.