Monday, December 19, 2011

Italian Amaretto Pistachio Fudge

A fast fudge that everyone will love~ Italian Amaretto Pistachio Fudge

16 ounces of white chocolate chips
1- package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3- 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon Amaretto liqueur
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
4 tablespoons chopped almonds
cooking spray
parchment paper
Garnish Choices:
  whole pistachios
red and green maraschino cherries
 green food coloring is optional (I don't use it)
 Line an 8-inch square with parchment paper.  Spray parchment lightly with cooking spray.
 Melt chocolate in microwave stirring every 30 seconds.
 Beat cream cheese using an electric mixer in a medium size bowl, beat until smooth. Add sugar little by little   and beat on low speed until smooth and not grainy. Add melted chocolate, extracts and chopped almonds, ( you would add the food coloring here) mix well. Stir in chopped pistachios.

Spread evenly in prepared pan. Garnish with additional pistachios, green cherries or red.

 Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. Place on a cutting board. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.
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