Friday, January 16, 2009

Sweet Treat

Chocolate and nuts are one of my favorite combinations. I recently found myself with an abundance of almonds that I had purchased in bulk and needed to use. First, I toasted them for 5 minutes in a 350 degree oven:

Next, I melted milk chocolate chips in a double broiler:

Add one tablespoon solid vegetable shortening (this allows the candy to set up properly later):

Heat and stir until chocolate is smooth:

By this point, my nuts have toasted and are mostly cooled. Chop to desired coarseness:

Stir nuts into melted chocolate:

Spoon into miniature baking cups:

Don't rush - wait until they are completely cool and they will be easy to remove from the baking cup. Enjoy!