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Chocolate Covered Almonds Recipe

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Homemade Chocolate Covered Spiced Almonds Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Covered Spiced Almonds Recipe

J.McGavin

Spiced, chocolate almonds are treat you commonly find around Christmastime in Germany. These almonds are coated with Lebkuchengewuerz (Christmas spices) and baked in the oven, then dipped in chocolate and rolled in powdered sugar for the non-stick finish. Although it sounds finicky, you can finish these fun treats in less than two hours and have them ready to eat or give as homemade Christmas gifts.

Makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 - 1 c. powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. Lebkuchen spice mixture
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c. almonds (150 g.)
  • 1 c. chocolate chips (160 g.)
  • 2 tsp. butter

Preparation:

Mix 1/4 c. powdered sugar with the Lebkuchen spice (a mixture of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and other spices).

Coat the raw almonds with the powdered sugar mixture by tossing together in a bowl or placing both in a plastic bag and shaking.

Lay the almonds out in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 F for about 15 minutes, or until almonds are fragrant and toasted a bit. Remove from oven.

Place chocolate chips or similar chocolate pieces plus butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 20 second increments, stirring in-between, until smooth.

Place the warm almonds in the chocolate and stir to coat.

Drop them singly back onto the baking sheet (or waxed paper). Separate as needed.

Cool the almonds (place in refrigerator, if necessary). When the chocolate has set up, remove them from the sheet and toss with fresh, powdered sugar to coat.

Store in a cool place or in the refrigerator.

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