Cherries and Chocolate Fudge
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/2 cup chopped candied cherries
1 teaspoon almond extract
Candied cherry halves (optional)
Line 8-inch square pan with foil. In medium-size microwave-safe bowl combine sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips; stir lightly. Microwave at HIGH (100%) for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
Stir in almonds, cherries and almond extract. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Cover; chill until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares. Garnish with cherry halves, if desired. Cover; store in refrigerator.