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Chocolate Almond and Peppermint Bark Fudge Recipe

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Chocolate Almond Fudge

It’s that time of year again and we are counting down the days until Christmas in our home.  Our refrigerator is filling up with cookies, fudge, and other magical sweets because it is a tradition in our home to share the spoils of the holidays with our friends and family.  My oldest son is famous for his Oreo Truffles and he makes them every year to bring into work for his co-workers to enjoy.  We also make an assortment of other tasty treats including Snowballs, Molasses Cookies, Sugar Cookies, and more.  This year we decided to incorporate fudge into our collection.  We decided on Chocolate Almond Fudge and Peppermint Bark Fudge.

Ever since I was a little girl my gramma and my mom always used Eagle Brand, so that is our first choice when using sweetened condensed milk. I have a lot of memories of my gramma in the kitchen.  She was the most incredible baker.  I remember watching her bake pies and cakes and other yummy confections with her apron on and her flour sifter in hand.  Funny how certain brands can trigger memories like that…

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Chocolate Almond Fudge

Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Lisa Samples
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet morsels
  • 1 cup of milk chocolate morsels
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of chopped roasted, salted almonds
  1. In a heavy saucepan add butter, Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, and heat over medium heat until melted. Add chocolate and vanilla extract stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in almonds. and spread into a 9 x 9 pan.
  3. Tip: Spray pan with non-stick spray and line with plastic wrap. It helps in removing the fudge and keeping it from sticking to the pan.

 Peppermint Bark Fudge

peppermint bark fudge

The good thing about this basic fudge recipe is that you can switch it up and experiment with different flavors.  We made a Peppermint Bark Fudge and substituted the semi-sweet chocolate morsels for milk chocolate.  Instead of using vanilla extract we used mint extract.  This was the first layer in a 9 x 13 pan.  We let it cool for 20 minutes.  We then made another batch of fudge but instead of the milk chocolate we used white chocolate morsels and vanilla extract instead of the mint.  This fudge was put on top of the chocolate layer.  Finally we put 6 candy canes into a food processor and chopped them into fine and small pieces to add on top of the white layer of fudge while it was warm.  Let it cool completely and enjoy!

Additional Recipes

  1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Holiday Fudge
  2. Snowman Truffles 
  3. Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Cupcakes
  4. Fudge-Filled Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies 
  5. Harvest Pumpkin Tarts 
  6. Salted Caramel Cookies  
  7. Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream
  8. Raspberry Custard Bars
  9. Perfect Pumpkin Pie
  10. Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Bars
  11. Caramel Apple Walnut Pie
  12. Fudge-Filled Holiday Peanut Butter Bars
  13. Holiday Mint Fudge
  14. Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
  15. Cranberry Walnut Truffles

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  1. Colleen Boudreau says

    I always got to lick the bowl when I was little.

  2. baking with my grandma – having her share her recipes with me.

  3. TrippyCusp93 says

    My favorite Holiday Baking memory would have to be baking Christmas cookies for Santa with my mother and my older sisters. We would bake them after dinner on Christmas Eve. We would always eat a few and then leave some for Santa on the table. On Christmas morning, I was always delighted to find giant bites taken out of the cookies 🙂

  4. My favorite holiday baking memory is making gingerbread house and baking sugar cookies with my mom and sisters.

  5. Baking with my komando about 6-7 different cookies every year…she passed on when I was 18 yrs, but I will always have those memories

  6. steve weber says

    I remember my mom and sisters baking Christmas cookies all afternoon.

  7. susan smoaks says

    Each year when I go home my Mom and I bake cranberry bread together. I love this time spent together. Tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

  8. susan smoaks says

    i am a follower on pinterest susansmoaks is my username.

  9. Mary Ambrosino says

    Anything my mother baked was delicious.

  10. My family doesn’t bake so it was always store bought treats growing up but a memory I have is during Hanukkah my sister and I would sneak into the dessert table and grab a few extra macaroons and wrap them in a napkin for the drive home.

  11. My favorite holiday memories have to do with cooking and baking with the family, and the good times we had just being together. We would sit around the large dining table and crack and shell pecans for hours, talking and laughing.

  12. kim burnett says

    I usually bake Christmas cookies with my mom, sister, aunts and cousins every year!

  13. My favorite memory is baking cookies with my grandma

  14. Katie Umland says

    Baking with my mom around Christmas time is always a fun time. Cookies, breads, chocolates and all sorts of treats that we later give to neighbors. I

  15. Stephanie Phelps says

    My favorite memory is being in the Kitchen with my Mom and Grandmother and them letting me help them make all these wonderful fudges cookies and brownie and I was the official batter tester lol

  16. My favorite memory is my Mother teaching me to bake Shortbread and chocolate swiss roll cakes.

  17. Susan Christy says

    My grandmother would have me spend a whole weekend with her when I was a little girl and we would bake, and bake and bake some more. Then make fudge and divinity. So much fun! Wish I had a granddaughter to carry on the tradition.

  18. Holly Storm-Burge says

    Every year my mom and I would get together and make tons of treats, for work, parties, & school.

  19. I remember making sugar cookies with frosting around the holidays with my mom.

  20. nannypanpan says

    baking Christmas cookies with my son for the first time…thousands of sprinkles were used

  21. My best holiday baking memories are as a kid standing in the kitchen as my mother pulled cookies out of the oven and let me “steal” a few while they were still warm.

  22. Making gingerbread families and decorating them with my son.

  23. a favorite memory is when my kids and I would make Christmas cookies when they were ;younger

  24. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    My favorite holiday baking memory is of making sugar cookies for my kids to decorate.

  25. Deborah Mireles says

    its a tradition in our family to make tons of cookies for the holiday season and we do it every year!

  26. My mom used to make dozens of fruitcakes. I hated eating them, but I loved helping her make them.

  27. I used to make fudge with my great grandma every Christmas. Not that she is no longer with us, I continue to use her recipe every holiday.

  28. Christine Yvonne Groce says

    I love baking with my daughters & grandkids. Esspecially making our Christmas cookies and baklava.

  29. Making sugar cookies with my grams every year~

  30. My favorite baking memory is also one of my earliest, I was helping my mom make our special family cookies.

  31. When the kids were little we always used to bake gingerbread houses from scatch and decorate them together.

  32. I loved making sugar cookies with my mother!

  33. I have always liked baking cakes or brownies with my son helping me! I have pictures of him helping me lick the bowls!

  34. My Mother made the best Christmas cookies. I loved eating a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven.

  35. I have lots and lots of memories of baking and decorating sugar cookies on Christmas eve.

  36. Lorina Padgett says

    I remember making Banana Fritters with my Grandfather as a child. He was a great cook.

  37. One year we actually went out for Chinese food, just like in A Christmas Story. Although I LOVE baked, home made foods…. This one stands out as memorable!

  38. My favorite would have to be making Santa’s cookies and leaving him a glass of milk. Waking the next morning to check if he ate them all, if he did we knew we would have a big Christmas that year.

    Thanks for letting us remember our childhoods!

  39. Heather Baker says

    When I was young i spend the week for the holidays baking like crazy. Cookies, Cakes, Pies, the whole 9….I loved it.

  40. Dana Rodriguez says

    My mom always made fudge and baked cookies for the holidays!

  41. I didn’t have any traditions with my family so when I had a family of my own we have ours!! We do the try the day after Thanksgiving, build a gingerbread village the next weekend, bake cookies for neighbors and our local fire and police department, and always make some handmade momento to capture that year’s holiday!!

  42. My favorite holiday baking memory is making Christmas cookies with my husband the first year we were married.

  43. Sharon Kaminski says

    baking cutout sugar cookies with the gandkids is delightful.

  44. My parents weren’t bakers but my nonna and dad always made homemadre pizza on christmas eve with calzones

  45. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I remember us kids gathering around the kitchen table, cracking pecans while my grandmother, mother, and aunts bustled around the kitchen cooking and baking

  46. Kelly Nicholson says

    Leave a comment sharing your favorite holiday baking memory…

    love baking the turkey and pumpkin pies every year

  47. Mine is baking pies with my Mom! We’d make at least three pies. OH and making Pierogis with my Gramma!! And now I am the Gramma and the kids are learning to make those with me!

  48. debbie jackson says

    I remember baking peach cobble r with my great grandmother

  49. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I loved baking sugar cookies with my mom

  50. Favorite baking memory. Making cakes with my grandma and great-grandma!

  51. Billie Wilson says

    My favorite memory is baking with my mom. She was always very patient with me and let me do most of the steps even though I was making a HUGE mess. I miss that.

  52. Thomas Murphy says

    My favorite holiday baking memory is baking Christmas cookies with my mom when I was a kid.

  53. ELIZABETH C. says

    My favorite memory is making brownies with my kids.

  54. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    My Favorite Memory Was Baking Apple Pies With My Grandma, The Aroma Of Apples Warmed The House And All The Memories Warmed My Heart

  55. I always remember my mom and grandma cooking and the family getting together.

  56. Darlene Carbajal says

    My favorite baking memory was when my grandma taught me how to bake when I was little. 🙂

  57. Carolyn Daley says

    My favorite memory is baking snickerdoodle cookies with my mom while listening to Brenda Lee’s Christmas music.

  58. My fave memory is baking & decorating sugar cookies as a child

  59. My favorite baking memory is when i helped my mom make a red velvet cake when i was like 5 years old.

  60. Jason England says

    Baking cookies with my parents

  61. When a child,I always would find an excuse to go to the kitchen when mother was baking cookies,and I always wanted to get the first two or three that were done,and still hot .Got caught ,but it was worth the effort

  62. Cole McKinnon says

    My favorite holiday baking memory is making pineapple, coconut fruit-cake with my mom and older sister.

  63. Kellie Christensen says

    Making sugar cookies with grandma

  64. My Grandma, Mom, and I always make cookies and candy right before Christmas.

  65. Baking and decorating cookies with my babies for Santa every Christmas Eve!

  66. My favorite holiday baking memory is decorating Christmas cookies with my cousins and siblings. I’m part of a big family, so we pretty much destroyed the kitchen each year. Our poor mothers.

  67. my favorite holiday baking was years ago when my whole family got together to make christmas ornaments we made salt dough cookie cut them out baked them and then painted them. it has been a cherished memory of mine and i can not wait till my boys are old enough so i can continue the tradition with them.

  68. Kristin Burdsall says

    watching my nan make Christmas cake. Wonderful smells

  69. Jill McDowell says

    Baking scuffles for Christmas with my mom and sisters

  70. Rachel DeHart says

    My best memory is making cooking with my two kids.

  71. When my sisters and I would sit around the kitchen table and decorate the sugar cookies be fore my mom would bake them, we would laugh and make silly cookies, and try to find special apirnkles and funny shapes, childhood memories are great

  72. I always loved baking with my mom!

  73. Just being with my mother. She has been dead for decades now but I never stop missing her.

  74. Lisa Raymond says

    My grandma used to have old fashioned taffy pulls. We would stand around this huge pan while she mixed up and then cooked down the taffy . Then the kids would pull the taffy while the parents sat and visited. It took a long time, but was so much fun. That is when I first became interested in making food. My mother didn’t cook, so everytime I went to my grandma’s house, she would show me how to do something. like fold ingredients, separate eggs or grease and flour a pan. The little things led to big things, so I don’t have one big memory, I have so many little baking memories that equal one big special part of my life with my grandma.

  75. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    It would be when I was younger I made butter ball cookies with my mom! When I eat them now it brings back so many memories.

  76. molli vandehey says

    my mom and i always made brownies for the church bake sale

  77. my favorite baking memory is baking cookies with my mom.

  78. Ashley Outland says

    My favorite holiday baking memory would be baking and decorating gingerbread men with my grandma as a kid!!

  79. I don’t have a lot of memories of baking with anyone as a child.

  80. Making italian cookies with my mother

  81. baking with my grandmother and licking the bowl

  82. Linda Straquadine says

    me and my little sister getting to lick the beaters

  83. Making pie for my family.

  84. Grace Bowles says

    Baking my mom’s chocolate chip cookies with my mom and sister and then delivering them to friends/family the week before Christmas.

  85. Helen Beekman says

    I don’t have one of those and could sure use one. It is beautiful!

  86. Having wonderful memories with GrandMa, Momma, and Kids baking goodies.

  87. Mark Williams says

    licking the bowl

  88. When I was little, I really didn’t like pies or cookies. SO my grandmother would make me and my sister little mini yellow cakes with chocolate frosting. They were just for us.

  89. I used to make this fudge (the chocolate almond recipe, minus the almonds)… Have to get back to that sometime soon!

  90. I really enjoy making cookies with my daughter and her friends. One year we made 24 different cookies and 26 loafs of Friendship bread. We made 35 trays or cookies and passed them out family and friends. We still make cookies together, but with the times, its kind of hard to make so many different kinds and pass out so many trays.

  91. Michelle Wood says

    Making red and green popcorn balls with my Mom when I was little.

  92. Christine Waltman says

    So many holiday memories are recalled with just the mention of a favorite holiday treat!

  93. I’m making my favorite memories now that my toddlers are old enough to bake with me and we have been making Christmas cookies for all our neighbors and friends.

  94. Baking with my Mom and my Nana will always be one of the most special holiday memories.

  95. Dona Lewis-Pearce says

    My mother and my sister and I were making frosting for cookies when my sister decided to try to lick the beater while it was going. needless to say something got caught, her hair was tangled so badly my mother had to cut it out. to her credit, she was only 8 or 9

  96. Shirley Smith says

    My favorite baking Moment was when I was old enough to join my siblings and cousins in on our families Baking parties with my Mom and Grandmother. There was always so much happiness and joy in the Kitchen. Baking pies and cookies and breads. Singing , Baking and lots of laughter Memories that shall stay in my mind and heart forever and ever. Ahhh the good old days.

  97. melikegarfield says

    My favorite holiday baking memory was looking back and appreciating that it was all homemade. With so much of the year being comprised of convenience food and that I am not a cook that is my favorite memory.

  98. when I was about 5 , I put salt instead of powdered sugar on the entire batch of cookies. My fave memory, no my mom’s.

  99. I loved baking with my little niece last year. She is getting to the age where she loves to help!

  100. I always bake a red velvet cake from scratch for Christmas…

  101. Baking with my step mom. She made everything from scratch and loved to help her when I was little.

  102. Use to bake with my step mom at Christmas. She made everything from scratch and was so good. I really miss that.

  103. One of my favorite memories of Christmas baking was when I was a child (and loved baking even then!), and my brother was in the military…I remember making containers of cookies to send to him as a care package/Christmas present from his little sister. I also remember when I made my first yule log when I was in high school! I was so proud of myself for doing it!

  104. My mother used to make delicious shortbread called birds nest cookies because they were “cheap cheap.”

  105. I would love to win this I will be doing a lot of Holiday Baking this month

  106. Tammy Richards says

    Baking was my grandmothers outlet to help make my mom have a better relationship with her daughters. She always gave us difficult recipes that required more than one person to make, I could never thank her enough. She gave us a relationship with our mom that will last a lifetime.

  107. My favorite memory is the smell of bread baking filling the house. To this day, it is still one of my favorite smells.

  108. I loved baking cake with my family as a kid. My mom, aunt, grandma, and I would all work together on one cake. I miss those days!

  109. i always made homemade fudge with my mom around christmas
    im a pinterest follower

  110. Pauline Milner says

    When I was a child, my Mother used to let me help her bake in the kitchen. My chore was always to decorate whatever she was making. I would put frosting and sprinkles on sugar cookies, cakes, etc. All the time we were baking together, Mum used to tell me stories about what it was like when she was my age. I remember thinking how cool it must have been to grow up like her. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  111. When I was younger, my mom would make cookies with us and she would let us eat one cookie, and the rest went to Santa 😛

  112. My mom and I used to make chocolate peppermint cookies every year, and every year she would have the find the recipe because she lost it in between 🙂

  113. Diana Stanhope says

    I will always remember baking sugar cookies with my nana. She left my misshapen one in the batch because I had tried so hard.

  114. My husband and I- 8 hrs straight!

  115. Michael W Perkins says

    I love every year making cookies with my son.

  116. Tara Vickers says

    The only time my mom would let us lick the spoons or bowl as at Christmas!

  117. Baking gingerbread cookies with my kids when we first moved

  118. My fave baking memory is always making Christmas cookies with my mom

  119. I baked enough Christmas cookie and sold them to purchase my Bernese Mountain Dog puppy. She is at my feet at t his moment my baby.

  120. Cassandra Davis says

    My favorite memory would be baking chocolate chip cookies with my mom for Santa! We would leave a few cookies and a mug of milk for him Christmas Eve. I remember being disappointed one Christmas morning finding Santa left half a cookie and a sip of milk, I thought he didn’t like my cookies lol mom explained it was because he tasted all the cookies children bake for him & so he has to save room.

  121. Cindy Hipolito says

    Haven’t baked in a long time, but would like to again with my grandchildren

  122. My mother made a gingerbread house for Christmas every year when I was a kid.

  123. The first time we got to make Christmas cookies with our foster parents (now adoptive parents) and felt like a family.

  124. My grandma was Mexican and we made hot tamales every Christmas eve. I loved that so much and still miss it even though I’m a grandma now

  125. Danielle Cordeau says

    Baking fresh bread with my Mom as a child. Great memory.

  126. My mom made the best fudge. Once she developed wrist problems, she stopped making it. That’s the only recipe she never wrote down that I really wanted. I’m not sure she ever had one.

  127. christmas cookies and cocoa with my sister..hopefully carry on the tradition via skype!

  128. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    My favorite memory was the first time I learned how to use the rolling pin to roll out sugar cookie dough!

  129. My daughtr love to make sugar cookies.

  130. I enjoyed baking with my kids when they were little!!

  131. My favorite is baking cookies with my children the first Christmas my oldest daughter came home from college.

  132. making decorated sugar cookies for my entire family and layering them in the box with wax paper like my mom and grandma did, that brought back fond memories for my sisters…

  133. baking and decorating cookies with my sons and nieces

  134. My mom’s pumpkin pie

  135. Julie Cutshaw says

    My favorite holiday baking memory was with my daughter when she was small & we made gingerbread ornaments for our first tree when we retired from the Navy & moved back to our home town & had a first real tree together.

  136. molli vandehey says

    im actually a pretty terrible baker, lol, bt i love cooking cakes with my kids!