December 21, 2013

Sweet Almonds - two ways

I've been a busy bee in the kitchen making and baking for Christmas.
I thought Id share these simple sweet almond treats...just in case you might need a last minute gift idea. They are so easy to make and they taste great too!

Sweet Cinnamon Almonds.
2 cups raw almonds - rinse them well under running water and drain in a colander.
In a bowl add 3/4 cup icing sugar with a heaped teaspoon of Cinnamon.
Add the wet almonds into the bowl and mix well.
Spread onto a baking tray that has been lined with baking paper and bake in a pre-heated oven (180deg. celsius) for 20minutes.
Leave to cool and break up if they are in clusters.  Can be stored in an air-tight container for upto a month.


Chocolate coated Almonds
I made these with White chocolate last week and today I made another batch with Dark chocolate so take your pick - white, dark or milk chocolate.
2 cups raw almonds - bake in slow oven until roasted, crunchy and fragrant.
Melt 200gr chocolate and then add the roasted almonds into the chocolate.
Ensure all the almonds are covered - spread onto a baking tray that has been lined with baking paper.
I sprinkled with edible glitter (optional)
Refrigerate until firm.



2 comments:

  1. Oh yum Anastasia, these look so moreish, I know for sure they wouldn't last long with me around. White chocolate and almonds are a favourite combinations. I just published my last blog post and wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Love, peace and blessings for 2014! Catherine xxx See you back in the blogosphere late January.

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  2. Oh yum Anastasia. It reminds me of some of the delicious treats my step mother makes and has around the home at Christmas time. Thanks for all of your support this year. Wishing you and all of your family a beautiful Christmas and hope you get a well deserved break. Mel xx

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