Thursday, December 13, 2007

3 simple ingredients

3 simple ingredients, originally uploaded by foodchronicles.

More candy! When I was a little girl, my grandmother would make this treat for us on holidays. Only on holidays. Chocolate was too expensive for her and so she made this treat for those she loved. She was good with treats!

Three simple ingredients go into this recipe. Nuts - hers were always almonds - but you can substitute any nut you like; marshmallows and good chocolate. For her the only available chocolate back then was a thick slab of Hershey's. Melt the chocolate, keeping it in temper, in a glass bowl.
tempered chocolate

Add your nuts, roasted or not. I don't use dry roasted nuts as they are just too dry. I chose to roast my almonds in the oven at 475 for about 10 minutes. It brings out the flavor and add body to the candy.
Almonds, mallows, chocolate

Add the nuts and marshmallows and stir. That's it. Make sure everything has a good coat of chocolate then put it in a pan that has been lined with waxed paper.
Pan lined with waxed paper

Mixed up and ready to cool
Allow to set up. As you can see mine has that nice shine to the exterior that tempered chocolate has.
Ah, perfectly tempered!


I let it sit on the counter for about 30 minutes and it had set up and was ready to cut into squares. It did sit for about three hours before I cut it up and wrapped it for the neighbors.

Ready for the nieghbors