My mom was a chocolate lover and would make this recipe on the stove sometimes she would add strawberries or cherries but most of the time she added almonds. The semi sweet chocolate morsels blend perfectly with the almonds making this candy a delicious treat.
To make this chocolate candy recipe you will need: double boiler or 1 large and 1 medium saucepan. 24 oz semi sweet chocolate morsels, ½-cup sliced almonds, paper baking cups, and an air tight container for storage. I do not have a double boiler so I filled a large sauce pan with water and set a medium sized saucepan inside of the large pan. The bottom need to touch the water. You do not want to fill the water so high that it would spill onto the stove.
Set the saucepans on the stove and turn the burner to low. Melt chocolate slowly.
When the water starts to simmer you would pour the chocolate in the upper pan and stir the chocolate as it melts. When all of the chocolate is melted you would add your almonds, and (optional 1/4 cup of frozen cranberries or small strawberries.)
|Serve chocolate almond candy: Image by Susan Golis|