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Chocolate Cherry Logs

Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes two (12-inch) logs

Prep time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

  • 3 - cups (18 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14-ounce) Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1 - container (6-ounce) candied cherries, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 - teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 - cups slivered almonds, toasted and chopped

Directions:

  1. In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with Sweetened Condensed Milk.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in cherries and extract. Chill 30 minutes.
  3. Divide in half; place each portion on a 20-inch piece of wax paper.
  4. Shape each into 12-inch log. Roll in nuts.
  5. Wrap tightly. Chill 2 hours or until firm.
  6. Remove paper; cut into 1-1/4-inch slices to serve. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Alan's Kitchen Tip:

  • Microwave - In 2-quart glass measure, combine chips and Sweetened Condensed Milk.  Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 3 minutes, stirring 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in cherries and extract. Chill 1 hour. Proceed as above.

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