Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Almond Minolata Candy





Imagine roasted almonds enveloped in an amber rich candy.  This almond candy is crunchy and sweet and oh so heavenly.  Snapping a morsel of almond off brings along with it some caramel candy coating.  Its faint flavor of cinnamon perfumes your palate as you crunch through the first bite. All you need is a small piece to gain pure satisfaction in your craving of a decadent and rich dessert. 

With just 3 ingredients and little in the way of technique, I came away from this recipe feeling confident that you too can add candy maker to your list of accomplishments.  This roasted almond candy is super simple to make and a healthy alternative to other desserts.  Done in under 20 minutes, its the perfect dessert to wow your guests at your next dinner gathering.

Yet another of my moms recipes, its an Italian must to make this on occassion.   My mom made this for me when I wanted something sweet and crunchy.  She would whip this up in a flash.  There were cheers in the kitchen whenever she made these.  Give them a try and let me know what you think.



Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups almonds, toasted
  • Cinnamon, a dash or 1/2 teaspoon
  • Wood cutting board, wet

 Instructions:

Toast almonds in toaster or oven at 350 degrees until fragrant, Once you smell them, they're ready (or about 10 minutes). In a medium pan on medium heat add sugar. Stir occassionally until it  melts into a honey colored liquid. Once melted, add almonds and cinnamon and stir until almonds are well coated. Remove from heat. Wet a cutting board with water til well saturated.  Pour almond mix onto the board. With the side of a large knife, flatten the almonds down. Let stand for 7 minutes. Cut into 1 inch by 2 inch pieces.

Servings: 20 single pieces or 10 servings of 2



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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for a very interesting website. I love your recipes.

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  2. I bet macadamia nuts would work really well too. I haven't tried that but I don't see why any other nut wouldn't be just as good

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  3. Have you by any chance tried this with Splenda?

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