Queen Almond Candy Jewels

Course : Candy
Serves: 1
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1/3 Cup Land O Lakes Butter
2 Cups slivered almonds
1/3 Cup sugar
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 Cup one of the following:
1 package Semi-sweet real chocolate chips
1 package Butterscotch or vanilla milk chips
1 package Toffee chips
1 package Chopped red and green candied cherries

Preparation / Directions:

*For best results, assemble all ingredients before starting. Line large baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In 10 or 12-inch skillet melt butter until sizzling; add almonds, sugar and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon (not rubber spatula), until sugar and nuts are golden brown (4 to 9 minutes). (Watch closely to prevent burning.). Immediately remove from heat; sprinkle with desired topping above (DO NOT STIR). Working quickly, using two spoons, drop level tablespoonfuls of almond mixture, forming mounds, onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm (about 45minutes). Place individual clusters in paper candy cups or on squares of colored foil; store in airtight container at room temperature. Candy cups and colored foil available at cake decorating stores. Makes 30 candies. Almond Toffee: Omit topping. Quickly spread candy mixture in a very thin layer onto prepared baking sheet. Cool completely (at least 30 minutes). Break into small pieces. Store in airtight containers. Place in jars or cellophane bags for gift giving.


Nutritional Information:

2073 Calories (kcal); 152g Total Fat; (61% calories from fat); 59g Protein; 152g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 79mg Sodium

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