Berry Christmas Fudge

Berry Christmas Fudge

8 ounces cream cheese
2 pounds confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
Christmas green paste food coloring
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup fresh cranberries (or frozen), rinsed and drained

In a bowl, mash cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in
confectioners’ sugar. Beat in almond extract and food coloring. Knead in almonds.

Line a 9-inch square pan with foil and press half of the fudge into an even layer. Place cranberries evenly over fudge. Cover with remaining fudge and press until even. Chill for several hours.

Cut into 1-inch squares with a sharp knife. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Makes 80 (1-inch) squares.

Makes about 5 dozen candies.