Gluten Free Toffee Almond Fudge Recipe #mcCormickbaking

by Pam on December 10, 2013

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As a child I loved Christmas because of all the tins of sweet goodies my family would receive. Someone was always bringing us a tin of chocolates and fudge. Living with a mom who didn’t (usually) have sweets in the house, I was head over heels to have so many treats.  I spent a lot of time gobbling them up before she could share them with the rest of our large extended family.  I continued the tradition of making and giving sweets to friends and family members after I  became an adult. The only downside to making sweets was Bryan was allergic to chocolate so he couldn’t eat many of the candies I made.  I had to find something he could enjoy too.  I found the recipe  for Vanilla Fudge with almonds on the McCormick website and adapted it to give it my own special twist, adding toffee. What doesn’t taste better with toffee? Plus, it is gluten free so it can be enjoyed by everyone, even the celiacs.

Here’s what you need to make it:
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The beauty of this recipe is that it can be whipped up in minutes so it’s perfect for those days when the kids say, “Um, Mom, I forgot to tell you but I need a treat for (fill in the blank).”  It’s adaptable too. Don’t like almonds? Substitute a different nut or leave them out. You can add candies or make the fudge without the add-ins.  Hint: To make the flavor really pop in this recipe, be sure to toast the almonds. 

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Toffee Almond Fudge Recipe #mcCormickbaking
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 12
 

A rich, sweet fudge chock full of toffee and almonds. You can vary the recipe by trying other nuts or add ins or just have plain vanilla fudge. It’s also gluten free so the entire family, including celiacs, can enjoy it!
Ingredients
  • 1 (12 ounce) package white chocolate chips or white baking chocolate
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (16 ounce) package slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick vanilla
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 1½ cups (12 ounces) toffee chips

Instructions
  1. Spread the slivered almonds onto a baking sheet and place in a 350 degree oven for five minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, melt white chocolate for 1 minute. Stir, and microwave again for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth. Place chocolate and cream cheese in large mixing bowl and mix until blended. Add vanilla, mix. Add powdered sugar slowly ( 1 cup at a time) and blend until mixed. Add vanilla and 1 cup (8 ounces) of the toffee chips. Stir until combined. Spread in an 8″ by 11″ pan and top with 4 ounces of toffee chips. Place the fudge in the freezer until firm (1 to 2 hours) and then cut into one inch pieces.

What do you make to give as holiday treats?

Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) December 10, 2013 at 8:36 am

Ok you are awesome. I was just scouring pinterest for something to make to bring on Christmas Eve to my sister in law’s house and now I can stop looking because I am bringing this. Thank you.

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Michele December 10, 2013 at 8:44 am

These look really really good and I am sure they taste even better then they look–now if I can figure out how to make them sugar free—-

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Deborah Anderson December 10, 2013 at 9:04 am

I’ve always wondered if gluten-free was generally helpful for all people. This looks very yummy and healthy.

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Dee December 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

Ohhh…this looks amazing! I’m going to have to try it!

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Aisha Kristine Chong December 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

My favorite! Plus, it’s gluten free – lovely! Yumyum!

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Mandi December 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

This looks GOOD! My husband is a huge fan of Heath bars so this would be perfect for him to stash at work for a treat!

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Mistee Dawn December 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

That look so delicious. I cannot wait to try it myself. I’m usually pretty bad at making fudge but this looks super easy!

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Jennifer December 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

I LOVE the idea with cream cheese in the fudge!!! Must be so yummy!!!

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Francine @ Teresa's Family Cleaning December 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

Heath bars are my favorite so these must be amazing!

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Nicole B December 10, 2013 at 10:56 am

What a yummy combo of flavors! I know a family member who LOVES all things Heath. I may just have to make these for her this year.

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Carlee C December 10, 2013 at 11:27 am

That recipe looks amazing and I bet it tastes amazing! Those ingredients are pretty easy to come by as well, I am gonna have to try this.

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Debbie Denny December 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Awesome recipe! I am having a sweet attack now!

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Jennifer @TheRebelChick December 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I have only ever made fudge that came from candy melts and frosting. I can’t believe this is so easy to make! And it looks DELICIOUS!!

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Tess December 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Yummy!! Yummy! Adding Toffee would taste wonderful in fudge!

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Tammy December 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

My BFF is gluten-free, I need to make her some of this sweet stuff and ship it her way!

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Vonnie December 10, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Oh my…..this looks really yummy! And I love that it’s gluten-free dessert.

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brett December 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

ohhhhhhhh this has so many of my favorite flavors all together having a party!! we have always loved mccormick :)

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Amber Edwards December 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

oo, that looks so delicious! I love toffee and almonds! Haven’t had them in a fudge before though, so I want to try this.

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Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) December 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

This looks soooo good! I wish you lived nearby so I could pop over and try some! Awesome pics too!

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings December 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

this fudge looks delicious!

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Matthew's Mom December 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

What an awesome recipe! It’s so unique and great that it is gluten-free.

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Ellen Christian December 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I need to try this for my daughter. She is gluten intolerant.

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shaunie December 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Never seen this combination before . Love that it is gluten free. You can hardly find what you really want in gluten free . Love the recipe

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Melanie S. December 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm

That sounds so good! I have everything but the toffee chips. I might have to send my husband out to the store. :)

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Casey December 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Wow, this is the perfect cross between two of my favorite holiday treats, homemade fudge and almond bark. I am definitely trying this one out to bring to a Christmas party this year! :)

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Elizabeth Towns December 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I’m always looking for a tasty gluten free recipes to wow my 9-year-old, whose 3 years gluten free now. I will definitely try this one, especially since it’s the holiday season. This fudge looks so yummy. The only way I’ve ever made fudge is from my moms centuries old handed down from umpteen generations recipe – its time for me to try something new!

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Linda Kinsman December 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I will have to give this recipe a try because my husband love Heath Bars!

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Dawn Lopez December 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Yummy, this recipe sounds fantastic! The unique flavors sound out of this world, can’t wait to try some!

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Amy Desrosiers December 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm

This would be perfect for my daughter who has to follow a gluten free diet!

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Melanie December 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Oh my oh my oh my. Ok I really need to print this out to make it. I know a few people who would really enjoy this. I may even make this so my husband can bring it to work

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Shauna December 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

ooh, these look awesome… and gluten-free? Very cool. Thank you

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Liza @ Views From the 'Ville December 10, 2013 at 7:59 pm

My cousin’s wife does gluten-free cooking. She’s always looking for new sweets and recipes to try, so I’ll be sure to forward this over to her.

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trisha December 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

This looks so delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

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Jennifer Williams December 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm

That looks amazing, I have been making candy and well hit a few bumps – some is not turning out. It is still a lot of fun regardless, maybe I will try this next.

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Annemarie December 10, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Thanks for sharing the recipe. My cousin is coming for Christmas Eve and she is gluten free, I will make these for her..

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Cynthia L. December 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm

So sorry your little one has allergies to chocolate. This recipe sounds like something he and I would enjoy! Great combination of flavors.

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marielle altenor December 10, 2013 at 9:21 pm

ahhh i have everything BUT toffee chips! It looks sooo yummy!!

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Janeane Davis December 10, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Mmmm this looks so good. It makes me want to go get the ingredients I am missing.

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell December 10, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I would absolutely gobble this up in record amounts. Pam, it sounds fabulous!

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Danielle @ We Have It All December 10, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Now this is a recipe that I have not seen before, sounds so good!

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martha December 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm

this looks easy and delicious, but also something i can bring to our party this weekend and my friend karen can enjoy with us. she may or may not be as thankful that i brought some mouth watering fudge with me….

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Tough Cookie Mommy December 10, 2013 at 11:35 pm

This looks so good. I love the fact that it is gluten free and that it is sprinkled with almonds. These look like bite sized pieces of heaven.

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Melissa December 10, 2013 at 11:36 pm

these would be perfect for my holiday baking!

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Dawn December 11, 2013 at 12:03 am

Mmmm….toffee! This sounds amazing! I will have to make this later.

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Pam December 11, 2013 at 12:08 am

I love to make fudge for company and Christmas time and this is a bit different. It sounds delicious and I will give it a try.

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Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas December 11, 2013 at 12:11 am

You had me at Heath bits! Love them!

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Lolo December 11, 2013 at 1:52 am

Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! I love the combination of ingredients that you used.

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Melanie of Que Means What December 11, 2013 at 4:04 am

I don’t normally bake holiday treats to give. I am planning to do so this year. My husband and several friends are sensitive to gluten so this might be the perfect treat! Thanks!

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katherine December 11, 2013 at 6:14 am

These look really good! And easy to make too!

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Maria December 11, 2013 at 7:52 am

YUM!! I could definitely make this for a cold winter treats. My kids would love it!!

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Melanie a/k/a Crazy Mom December 11, 2013 at 8:30 am

YUMMM.. I love fudge and this looks amazing.. gluten free..perfect and white chocolate is my favorite..thanks for sharing, can you bring me some on your florida visit next week??

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Debi@TheSpringMount6Pack December 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

Oh yum. I have never tried making something like this. But I am getting my recipes together for cookies next week.

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Ashley Gill December 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

My husband just requested lastnight that I make him some fudge! I will try this out.. I love Gluten Free options as we are trying to get away from the nasty stuff…. Perfect!

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Tammilee Tillison December 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

Yum! I have never made almond fudge before. It looks great.

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Amanda December 11, 2013 at 11:53 am

My sister and her children are gluten free so this would be a great treat next time they come to visit!

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MELISASource December 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

These look so amazing! And I love that the ingredients are so very simple and that it’s easy to make!

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Mama to 5 BLessings December 12, 2013 at 12:19 am

that sounds great – Heath is my favorite!

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tony greene December 12, 2013 at 1:04 am

Looks like a really flavorful treat. Even a novice cook like myself wouldn’t have a problem with this one.

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Onica {MommyFactor} December 12, 2013 at 6:22 am

OMGosh what a great recipe. I’m a fan of fudge. And toffee! How great that this recipe is also gluten free so we all can enjoy

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