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Creamy Pistachio Fudge

Servings: Makes 25 (1 1/2-inch) squares
Creamy, nutty fudge with a light green color is perfect for holiday occasions. Melting the white chocolate in the microwave is the only cooking needed.

1 pound white baking chocolate, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon green food coloring
1/2 cup chopped pistachios

Extra pistachios, for garnish

1. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil, allowing foil to extend over sides of pan. Spray with no stick cooking spray.

2. Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler or melt in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl.

3. Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar on low speed until well blended. Add melted chocolate, extracts and food color; mix well. Stir in chopped pistachios.

4. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Garnish with additional pistachios, if desired.

5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. Use foil to lift out of pan onto cutting board. Cut into 25 (1 1/2-inch) squares. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 25 (1 1/2-inch) squares.

1 bag (12 ounces) white chocolate chips can be substituted for the white baking chocolate.

Source: Mccormick.com
Date: April 11, 2007