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Chocolate Almond Caramels

 

22

Yield

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

180

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

1 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoon coffee
fresh, ground
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
unsweetened, chopped
1 ½ cups sugar
¾ cup light corn syrup
¼ cup butter, unsalted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cups almonds
whole, toasted, coarsely chopped
*
1 x vegetable oil
*

Directions

Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, covering the bottom and sides.

Generously butter the foil. In a heavy 3-quarts saucepan over medium-high heat, combine 1 cup of the cream and the coffee.

Bring to a boil, then remove fr om the heat .

Cover and let steep for 30 minutes. Return the pan to medium-high heat and bring the cream-coffee mixture to a boil again.

Strain through a very fine-mesh sieve into a measuring cup.

Add enough cream to measure 1 cup.

Return to the saucepan and add the chocolate, sugar, corn syrup and butter.

Stir over medium heat until the chocolate and butter melt and the sugar dissolves.

Clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan and boil, gently stirring occasio nally, until the thermometer registers 242 F, about 10 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanila, salt and almonds.

Four the mixture into the prepared pan.

Let cool until firm enough to cut, about 2 hours.

Coat a chopping board with vegetable oil.

Turn out the cooled caramel onto the board and peel off the foil.

Oil a large knife and cut the caramel into pieces about 1 inch square, reoffing the knife o ccasionally to prevent sticking.

Wrap each square in a piece of clear cellophan ev or waxed paper, twisting the ends.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.

(Makes 6 dozen; serves 36)

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 309g (10.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 89546% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 70%
Saturated Fat 28g 142%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 43%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 7% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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