Cheery Cherry Almond-Topped Fudge Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 8 ounces almond paste
<br>- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, divided
<br>- 3 drops red food coloring
<br>- 1 3/4 cups HERSHEY®'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
<br>- 24 candied cherries, halved
<br>- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Line 8-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan.
<br>step 2: Beat almond paste and 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk in small bowl until blended.   Add food color; beat until well blended.  Refrigerate about 1 hour or until stiff.  Spread onto bottom of prepared pan.
<br>step 3: Place chocolate chips and remaining sweetened condensed milk in medium microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or just until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.  Spread over top of almond paste layer.  Cover; refrigerate until firm.
<br>step 4: Use foil to lift fudge out of pan; peel off foil.  Cut fudge into squares; garnish with candied cherry halves and sliced almonds.  Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
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Ingredients
- 8 ounces almond paste
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, divided
- 3 drops red food coloring
- 1 3/4 cups HERSHEY®'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 24 candied cherries, halved
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions
step 1: Line 8-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan.
step 2: Beat almond paste and 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk in small bowl until blended. Add food color; beat until well blended. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until stiff. Spread onto bottom of prepared pan.
step 3: Place chocolate chips and remaining sweetened condensed milk in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or just until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Spread over top of almond paste layer. Cover; refrigerate until firm.
step 4: Use foil to lift fudge out of pan; peel off foil. Cut fudge into squares; garnish with candied cherry halves and sliced almonds. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

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