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Almond Rochers

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 48 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups 186g / 6.6ozSlivered almonds
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozPowdered sugar
1 teaspoon 5mlKirsch
1 lb 454g / 16ozBittersweet, milk or white chocolate - broken into pieces

Recipe Instructions

Place almonds in bowl and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Add kirsch just to moisten nuts. Stir until nuts are evenly coated with sugar. Spread nuts on sheet pan. Toast at 375 degrees until golden, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from oven and set aside.

Melt chocolate in double boiler set over, but not touching, simmering water, or in microwave, stirring often. Place half nuts in clean bowl. Drizzle half melted chocolate over nuts and stir to coat.

Portion out mixture with teaspoon onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat steps with remaining nuts and chocolate. Refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.

Dietary Information:

Each piece: 86 calories; 1 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 7 grams fat; 7 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 0.31 gram fiber.

"The Los Angeles Times, 02-09-2000"


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