I’m still out in the wilderness in a back pain sort of way. I do see a tiny light at the end of the tunnel. For any of you who sit too many hours a day without your back supported, stop it. It’s the worst thing you can do and you’ll end up like me one day. I sat on the edge of my chair leaning forward for long hours every day, for years. Dumb move.
My dear friend Liz Posmyk from Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things has graciously shared her recipe for Dark Chocolate Almond Fudge and it reminds me of winter days when I was a child watching my father make fudge. I always got to lick the pan. Here’s Liz’s recipe.
When I heard that my lovely friend Maureen was in pain and out of action, I knew that, despite the miles between us, I could whip up something to make her feel a little better. Please enter ‘dark chocolate almond fudge’.
I first saw the recipe on Mary Younkin’s Barefeet in the Kitchen, which, along with The Orgasmic Chef, is among my favourite blogs. Back in January 2014, I promised to share the recipe with my readers, but somehow it always found its way to the backburner. Well, the timing is perfect. Enjoy xx
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (note, I used skim quite successfully)
- 2 cups dark chocolate buttons
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ½ cup chopped blanched almonds, plus 2 tablespoons whole almonds for topping
- Grease an 8-inch square tin and line the base and sides with parchment paper.
- Combine the condensed milk, chocolate buttons and butter in a Pyrex bowl, pop it into the microwave and cook on medium-high for 90 seconds.
- Stir to combine, then cook for 10-15 seconds further if needed.
- Stir in the almond extract and the chopped almonds.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and arrange the whole almonds over the top in a neat pattern.
- Chill the fudge until ready to serve. Slice and serve.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week… should they last that long!
Thanks so much to Liz for sharing this recipe and her wonderful photos. This recipe is so easy to make with only 5 ingredients and heated in the microwave, there’s no excuse for a chocolate craving. As you can see, it’s also pretty enough to give as a gift.
It really means a lot to me when someone special offers to share a post with me.