Dark Chocolate, Almond & Cherry Fudge

Rich dark chocolate fudge studded with cherries and almonds. This Dark Chocolate, Almond & Cherry Fudge would make a fantastic Christmas gift or you can always keep it for yourself!

I don’t know about you, but every year I find it harder to think of gift ideas for people. This is why I like giving people homemade goodies. Not only do people seem to really enjoy them, it is also a thoughtful gift as people appreciate that you have spent time making something for them. 

I first made fudge about five Christmases ago. I used Nigella’s recipe for her Chocolate Pistachio Fudge and absolutely loved it. So this year, I have tweaked her recipe to come up with this Dark Chocolate, Almond & Cherry Fudge. 

I love the simplicity of this recipe. Whatever your cooking ability, you will definitely be able to make this. It is also something that keeps really well. You can make it well in advance and freeze is wrapped in baking paper in a Tupperware box. You can then have a nibble whenever you fancy some and you don’t even need to let it thaw first! 

My Dad was my chosen taste tester for this Dark Chocolate, Almond & Cherry Fudge. He is the resident dark chocolate fan in our family as well as being rather partial to almonds and cherries too! I sent some his way for him to enjoy as a preview and to let me know what he thought. His response was that it was that it was very moreish! This, along with Mr Curly and I giving it the thumbs up meant it was ready to be photographed. 

5 from 8 votes

Dark Chocolate, Almond & Cherry Fudge

Rich dark chocolate fudge studded with cherries and almonds. This Dark Chocolate, Almond & Cherry Fudge would make a fantastic Christmas gift or you can always keep it for yourself!

Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword Fudge, Dark Chocolate, Almond, Cherry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 54
Calories 68 kcal
Author Curly


  • 350 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
  • 1 x 397g tin condensed milk
  • 30 g unsalted butter
  • pinch sea salt
  • 80 g dried cherries
  • 85 g blanched almonds


  1. Line a 20x20cm tin with baking paper and set aside

  2. Put the nuts in a bag and bash them with a rolling pin to break them up slightly so you have some smaller and larger pieces

  3. Break the chocolate into a heavy bottomed saucepan. Add the condensed milk, butter and sugar and melt over a low heat making sure you stir every so often 

  4. When everything is melted, add the dried cherries and crushed nuts. Stir until mixed through

  5. Pour the fudge into the prepared tin and smooth the top until level. Leave to chill in the fridge for at least four hours but overnight is best 

  6. Once the fudge is completely chilled, cut it into equal sized pieces

Recipe Notes

Keep in the fridge for up to a week. 

Freeze by wrapping in baking paper ad then putting in a Tupperware box. Keep in the freezer for a couple of months. 

Nutritional information is given as a guide only.

Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate, Almond & Cherry Fudge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate, Almond & Cherry Fudge

  1. Bev

    You added sea salt!!! That makes me so happy. I love the addition of flavour it gives and it just feels so classy! So excited to make this recipe and have some fudge for those cold winter days!

  2. Mayuri Patel

    I love a good fudge recipe as it allows one to add whatever add ons. You post reminds me that I had made Nigella’s fudge recipe to some years back. Need to update it. I too prefer making gifts at home rather than buying from the stores.

  3. Mandy

    I think most of us have way too much stuff in our lives and we really don’t need any gift packs of toiletries from Superdrug to add to it! I would always much rather receive a homemade gift like this. I’m planning to make some thing like this but I really must get on with it or I’ll run out of time!

    1. Curly Post author

      Definitely. I’d hate to give a present that someone didn’t really want and it just got put in a cupboard. Oh you will, this doesn’t take very long at all though 🙂

  4. Jacqui Bellefontaine

    That fudge looks delicious and a perfect gift. Home made gifts are always my favourite as they come with the gift of someone’s time and effort to make it for you which to me = love.

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  5. Lucy Parissi

    Homemade fudge is such a treat and I love the nuts you’ve included with the classic chocolate cherry mix.

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