If you are an almond lover, Chocolate Covered Almonds are just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
The sweet and nutty combination is very satisfying and filling. I always feel like I have really indulged myself when I savor these delicious treats.
You can order some scrumptious chocolate almonds online for yourself or as a gift for a friend or loved ones. Check out some of the delicious options available and see if you are tempted beyond your control. :)
There are also a variety of chocolate almond recipes to choose from if you're more "hands on" and would like to save a little cash. Why not try one of these and make your own?
Prepare a tray by lining with waxed paper or foil.
Melt chocolate over a double boiler stirring constantly until smooth. You could also use the microwave if you are careful not to overheat. Stir every 30 seconds to be on the safe side.
For Chocolate Covered Almonds drop a few almonds at a time in the melted chocolate. Lift out with a fork or dipping utensil and tap to release excess chocolate. Place on tray to set.
For Chocolate Covered Almonds Bark stir all almonds (whole or chopped) into the melted chocolate and then pour onto the tray to cool. When chocolate is set, break into pieces to form bark. You can use milk, dark, or white chocolate.
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Remove from heat and quickly stir in coarsely chopped almonds. Spread in ungreased 9x13 inch pan. Allow to cool.
Turn cooled mixture out onto waxed paper. Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave (30 second intervals), stirring until smooth.
Spread half of chocolate on cooled candy. Sprinkle half of finely chopped almonds on top. Cover with waxed paper and flip over. Spread remaining chocolate and nuts on the other side. Chill to set chocolate. Break in pieces and store in an airtight container.
Just a note: You can always order some chocolate almond butter crunch online rather than make your own if you prefer.
Sometimes you just want to splurge.:-)
Line mini muffin cups with paper candy liners. You can find a great selection at Candyland Crafts.
In a large bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, almonds, and cocoa. Add sweetened condensed milk, apricots, cherries, and almond extract. Mix well.
Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes. Roll into 1 inch balls and press into muffin cups.
Melt chocolate and shortening together in a microwave safe bowl stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. (Alternately, you can melt the chocolate using a double boiler).
Spoon a teaspoon of melted chocolate over each filled cup. Chill until set. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
Continue cooking without stirring until mixture reaches 236 degrees F. on the candy thermometer.
Remove from heat and stir in the coconut and extract. Allow to cool slightly and then chill for about 1 hour.
Shape chilled mixture into 1 inch balls and then chill for at least another hour.
Melt chocolate and shortening together in the top of a double boiler, stirring until smooth.
Dip each coconut ball in the melted chocolate and place on waxed paper covered tray to set.
While chocolate is still soft, place a slivered almond on each candy. Chill until firm and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This recipe makes about 6 dozen.
I hope you enjoy these recipes for Chocolate Covered Almonds and all its chocolate almond variations. With all these different versions available, you are sure to find a favorite.