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Monday, November 15, 2010

Delicious Homemade Chocolate Candy Recipe

Homemade chocolate candy will satisfy your sweet cravings.  When it comes to making an dessert for gatherings I like to make this chocolate candy. This recipe is quick and easy to make and the candy is rich and chocolaty with the nutritional benefit of almonds. Make some chocolate candy today for your family or for your fiends; everyone loves this candy as it is chocolate pleasure.

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.)  
 Note: if you add fruit to your candy you would blend the fruit into the chocolate so that fruit is not bruised.  

When the almonds or fruit is mixed well you would remove the double boiler from the stove and allow the chocolate candy to rest for 5 to 10 minutes or until it thickens.  Then take one teaspoon of the candy and form a ball. Set the chocolate balls into paper baking cups.  Allow the candy to set until it has completely cooled.  Serve the candy to your friends and family.  
Serve chocolate almond candy: Image by Susan Golis
 Note: If you do not want to make the candy balls you can pour the chocolate mixture into a baking dish, thin set chill for 30 minutes then remove and break into individual pieces.