Friday, February 20, 2015

Chocolate Almonds

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This week's chocolate delight came out of desperation.  My family and I were on a spending freeze to prepare for an upcoming vacation.  During this freeze we would only eat what we had in the house and nothing was to be purchased not even snacks. So one night we were ripping the kitchen apart trying to making something yummy appear.  We found my three ingredients and were able to make up a dessert that will long live on our list of favorites. So here is how we made something out of nothing.  To do this recipe correctly you will need to make a double broiler A double boiler (bain marie) is used to heat materials gently without burning or scorching them. It has many applications in science, industry, and cooking. You can purchase a double boiler, or make your own as follows.
 
What you’ll need:
Small to medium-sized pot
Ovenproof (Pyrex) glass bowl that will fit inside the pot without resting at the bottom
Directions:
  • Fill pot about 1/4 full with water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and fit the bowl into the pot. The bottom of the bowl should not reach the water (at least 2″ to 3″ space between the bowl and water is optimal). The intention is to heat the bowl with steam and not the water.
  • Add the ingredients required and proceed as recipe instructs.
Something out of nothing Chocolate Almonds 
 
One bag of Chocolate Dream Semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup of Calfia Almond Milk
8 oz. of Unsalted Almonds or any nut that you have on hand
Greased Sheet pan
 
Over a Double broiler (A pot of boiling water and a bowl that fits over it) add the Chocolate chips and the Almond milk.  Once the chips melt add in the Almonds.  Mix well and using a tablespoon take scoops of the chocolate covered almonds and place them on the sheet pan in small piles.  repeat this method until all of the chocolate and almonds are used up.  Place the sheet pan in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens. 
 
They should look like this.
So if you have been following, you should have three of my favorite chocolate recipes.  I hope you've had a chance to try them.  If you have please send pictures to brownveggiemom@yahoo.com for a chance to be featured on my social media accounts.