Chocolate Almond Hay Stacks

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

Do you love chocolate? almonds? Then you'll love these cookies. The recipe comes from a Christmas edition magazine and was originally in German.

Top Review by HokiesMom

Dreamer - this are tasty little treats. I had a bit of a problem converting the powdered sugar to US measurements so I think I had too much but after I sifted off that extra - everything else turned out well. I did not have baking wafers but used cacao baking squares and estimated it a 7 ounces. They are very simple to prepare and will make great gifts for me to wrap up and give to neighbors and friends for the holidays. Made for Photo Tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 400 g slivered almonds
  • 150 g powdered sugar
  • 200 g dark chocolate wafers (baking wafers) or 200 g milk chocolate wafers (baking wafers) or 200 g white chocolate wafers (baking wafers)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place almond slivers on your work surface and cover with a damp towel.
  3. Allow almonds to absorb moisture for a few minutes.
  4. Prepare a baking sheet with bakers parchment paper (or aluminum foil).
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the almonds and the powdered sugar.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  10. Melt chocolate in a double boiler (or place a metal pot into a larger pot of hot water).
  11. Heat chocolate to a temperature of 37°C, then allow it to cool to 32°C.
  12. Mix the almond mixture into the chocolate.
  13. With a teaspoon, make about 55 portions and place on a cold, parchment paper lined, baking sheet.
  14. Allow almond mixture to cool.

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