White Almond Bark is a wonderful way of making quick Christmas Candy…
But it doesn’t have to be a “Christmas only” candy.
I always keep both white and chocolate almond bark in my freezer to be whipped out when guests are coming and I want something nice and sweet and “purty”
I have two recipes below using white almond bark.
One is a recipe I make every year for our Christmas Open House and the other recipe was sent to me by my “TWA singing friend”…just the other day.
My standby recipe uses dried apricots and toasted slivered almonds…sometimes I add a few dried cranberries….I have been on a cranberry kick lately.
I couldn’t get enough cranberry-apple drink on the airplane last week….but that is another post! 😉
But I digress, as usual.
The white almond bark is melted and poured onto foil or waxed paper and then I drop the fruit on top and break (or cut) into pieces.
Personally, I like to break the candy….reminds me of peanut brittle. 🙂
The other recipe calls for roasted peanuts, chocolate chips and a German chocolate bar and it is all thrown into a crockpot for two hours….no muss, no fuss.
This is a versatile recipe as one can use only white almond bark OR as my “TWA singing friend” suggests, make it even better by using chocolate chips and a candy bar.
I would like to share both of these with you and remember, you can choose any ingredients you like…and just drop them on top of the melted almond bark.
In fact, I am going to have a couple pieces right now!
I will worry about “candy moderation” later! 😉
Do you, my dear readers… have a favorite candy recipe?
- 1 pound of white almond bark
- 1 small package of dried apricots, diced
- 1/4 cup of chopped dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup of roasted slivered almonds
- Chop the apricots and cranberries while the almond bark is melting in the microwave OR in a double boiler on the stove top. (don't let it burn...it will look like it hasn't melted but as soon as you stir it...you will see it is smooth and melted.)
- Use a small nonstick skillet to toast the slivered almonds for about 30 seconds...and then chop into smaller pieces.
- Pour and Spread the melted almond bark onto waxed paper or aluminum foil and immediately drop the fruit and nuts on the top.
- When solid, break apart and serve on a pretty platter.
- I have also mixed the fruit and nuts into the almond bark and that works too...however, I like to place the fruit and nuts on top...makes it prettier!
- Add more or less of the fruits and nuts....your choice!
- 2 pounds of white almond bark
- 12 ounces of chocolate chips
- 24 ounces of roasted peanuts
- 4 ounce German Chocolate Bar
- Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker (crock pot) on low for 1 hour.
- After one hour, stir every 15 minutes for another hour (total cooking time)
- Make sure to combine all the ingredients.
- Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper and let cool.
- This recipe makes about 48 or more.
- This is so easy and it really tastes good too...just ask the Captain! 🙂
- If you want to get fancy....you can drop the clusters into little cupcake wrappers....but I like the "globs" of chocolate covered peanuts just waiting to pop into my mouth. 🙂