Chocolate Almond Christmas Candy

chocolate almond Christmas candy

A new friend of mine introduced me to this wonderful Chocolate Almond Christmas Candy recipe.

Christine whipped up a batch and even took some photos so you could see how scrumptious they look.

You have to admit that they look tempting and very festive, don't you?  They immediately bring back memories of almond balls of Christmas past that my big sis would make.  Mmmm!

These yummy little bites are full of flavor and often become a family favorite that you'll want to make again and again.

In fact, maybe you'll discover you've started a new tradition this year with this tasty holiday treat once you've given them a try!  :)

You can get the little paper cups as well as chocolate and other supplies for candy making at Candyland Crafts. You'll be delighted with their large selection.  But the truth is, you can probably get just about everything you need at your local grocery store.  Why wait?

Chocolate Almond Christmas Candy Recipe

You might already be familiar with an almond ball cookie recipe, something like what my sister makes, and this one might somewhat similar, but with a little twist.   I think you'll like it.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups finely chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup half and half (cream)
  • 6-8 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp shortening
  • Candy paper cups
  1. Melt margarine and stir in the powdered sugar, almonds and cream. Chill to make mixture easier to roll into balls. (Can be chilled over night if desired).

  2. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in double boiler over low heat stirring until melted and smooth. (Chocolate and shortening can be melted in the microwave by heating at medium heat, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Do not over heat).

  3. Spoon melted chocolate into paper cups, until half full. Form chilled mixture into balls and press one in each of the cups causing the chocolate to rise a bit on the sides.

  4. If you want to add additional decoration, you could place an almond sliver in the top of each ball or drizzle chocolate over the top. You could use cocoa or candy sprinkles to add to the look. Use your imagination and have some fun.

These chocolate almond Christmas candies could also double as chocolate almond truffles. They look almost as good as they taste.

Indulge yourself, and have a very merry Christmas!

P.S.  Have you got a favorite Christmas cookie, candy, or dessert recipe to share?  We'd love to have you add it here!

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