Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nuts for Dessert or Snack

Roasted Almonds with Cranberries
Roasted Almonds with Cranberries

     We try to keep a large selection of nuts on hand-they are so high in vitamin E and God knows, we need more of that in our diet! Scary fact though, almonds are 21% protein and 49% fat....I know, some of that fat is monounsaturated, one of the  good fats in our diet. Then we add chocolate to the situation.....that blows everything! I save these fruity sensations for dessert. Better a small morsel of sweetness than a large piece of cake or pie. Easy to assemble......

6 ounces or squares of chocolate, dark or bittersweet. I actually used Semi-Sweet from Baker's.
3/4 C. of dried cranberries.
1 C. of whole toasted almonds, chopped very coarsely.

Melt chocolate in top of a double boiler, medium heat, stirring the chocolate frequently. When the chocolate is completely soft and melted, gently add and fold in the fruit and nuts. Remove double boiler from heat. Spoon with tablespoon onto waxed paper. Put plate or baking sheet into refrigerator to set up. Serve at room temperature. This recipe make 12 to 16 pieces.


Simona said...

I'd love to make something similar, but I am a bit worried about having them around. I agree with you that a small piece of these is better than a large slice of cake.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Jann, these sound fabulous and so easy too. I so totally agree with you about dessert. I prefer one small bite to a big slice of cake or pie.

Cuisine de Provence said...

These sound great and as I have all the to the kitchen I go!

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Andreas said...

Great recipe - I've just made them, but had to substitute dried blueberries as had run out of cranberries. They turned out very nicely, made about 30 pieces as I used teaspoons instead of tablespoons, petit four size. Thanks for posting that recipe, I think they'll make a very nice dinner gift.