Get your fudge fix with these nut-studded dark chocolate squares that look like they’re from an upscale candy shop but can be made easily on your stovetop. Packed with pistachios””one of the most protein-rich and lowest-calorie nuts””with finely chopped almonds and sea salt mixed in, they’re a gourmet treat with bonus nutritional benefits.
Dark Chocolate Pistachio Fudge
Makes 24 pieces
2 Tbsp. butter
16 oz. dark chocolate chips
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/6 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
2 cups chopped pistachios
Non-stick baking spray
1. Coat an 8 inch square baking dish with baking spray. Line with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a large heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water on the stovetop (in a double boiler), add all ingredients except for nuts. Stir until chocolate is melted and add in almonds and pistachios.
3. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and place in the fridge for 3 hours. Remove from fridge and cut into 24 pieces.
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!