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Sunday, June 10, 2012

If your dad (or hubby) likes chocolate....

Most people are still wondering what they'll give the "fathers" in their lives this Father's Day... So I thought I would post a recipe that... if those "dads" in your life like chocolate... then... this will make the perfect gift!

I will share with you an amazing "Fudge Recipe" that will make their special day that much more special... and it's a great way to show your love because it's something YOU MADE!

Last year I made this for my hubby on his birthday and he absolutely loved it... I found it as an idea to give on Father's Day on the Martha Stewart "LIVING" magazine and it was really delicious and easy to make:

I'll just share the recipe again:

Chocolate Almond Fudge Bars

Ingredients  (Yield: Makes 3 dozen)

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 27 store-bought chocolate wafer cookies (6 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • Table salt
  • 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup toasted and sliced almonds (or finely chopped walnuts if you prefer)
  • Coarse salt, preferably fleur de sel (I used Kosher Salt)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and line with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang on long sides. Spray parchment.
  • Pulse wafers in a food processor until finely ground, and transfer to a bowl. Add sugar and a pinch of table salt. Melt 6 tablespoons butter, and stir into crumbs. Press into bottom of dish. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Heat chocolate, condensed milk, whole milk, remaining 4 tablespoons butter, and a pinch of table salt in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring, until melted. Stir in vanilla.
  •  Pour chocolate mixture over baked cookie layer, smoothing top with an offset spatula. Sprinkle almonds and coarse salt over top, pressing slightly to adhere. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  • Remove fudge from dish using parchment to lift, and transfer to a cutting board; remove parchment. Trim edges of fudge with a sharp knife, and cut crosswise into six 2-inch-wide strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 3 equal bars, then cut each bar in half on the diagonal to form 36 triangles.
 You can also be creative with the presentation... The "original presentation" of the gift called for a clear plastic or glass container (4" square by 5" high) decorated with a paper made shirt collar and tie or bow... You can use any box and just add the collar and tie ... if you would like to download the ties and "shirt collars" go here: Martha Stewart Packaging Ideas

I hope you like it... I thought it was very cute!


 © Paloma King


SharleneT said...

OR, you could make some fudge for YOURSELF and give Daddy a great big Thank You card for his generosity!!! (Okay, okay, probably not to the best way to get on his good side... but, I'm in a chocolate-trance and everything is hazy... ) I'll bet your hubby will love these, no matter how many years he gets them! Thanks for sharing and come visit when you can.

Raquel said...

Hi! Oooh that chocolate looks yummy! Found you on SITS. Have a great day!

Paloma said...

LOL Sharlene!You are too funny! ;)

Dawn said...

My DH wants from-scratch carrot cake cupcakes. I may need your fudge after all the work of the cupcakes :-)

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said... hubby loooooves chocolate. When I make anything chocolate he's in heaven :)