ALMOND CHERRY FUDGE
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup red candied cherries, chopped
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 Line an 8-in. square pan with foil and grease the foil; set aside. In a microwavesafe bowl, combine chocolate chips and milk. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Stir in the almonds, cherries and extract. Spread into prepared pan. Cover and chill for 2 hours or until set.
2 Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in the refrigerator.
Yield: about 1 pound.
Editors Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100- watt microwave.