Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Almond Bites

Mom discovered a freebie cookbook near the Hersheys display in a grocery store last week and brought it home to me. It was filled with some pretty fun treats but this one spoke to me immediately. I used almond Kisses instead of regular Hersheys Kisses but wow! These were great! They were simple to make, once I figured that I had to have my hands buttered while making them. I'll be honest here... the recipe only makes about 12-14 treats, so you may want to double or triple it to make it worth your time to make them. Did I mention "WOW!"?

About 14 Hershey Kisses
3/4 cup ground almonds
1/3 cup powdered sugar
3-4 tbsp. light corn syrup
1.2 tsp. almond extract
granulated sugar

Remove the wrappers from the kisses. Stir together in a small bowl the almonds and powdered sugar. In a cup, mix the Karo and almond extract. (The recipe actually called for 1 Tbsp. of Karo, but it took almost 4 before the mix held together.) Pour the syrup mixture over the almond mixture and stir until completely blended. With well-buttered hands, shape at least 1 tsp. of this mixture around each Kiss into a ball. Roll in sugar. Store in an airtight container. The recipe also suggested that you add red or green food coloring to your sugar but I thought that they looked better natural. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Mabel said...

Sounds yummy, but I have a question. It says to mix the ground almonds and the powdered sugar, but I don't see an amount of powdered sugar listed. How much do you use? Thanks! And thanks for sharing your thoughts and everything through your blog! You are so inspiring!