Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

Today we made Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars!

Crust: 1/2C butter, 1/2C sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/4C flour

Filling: 1/2C butter, 2/3C brown sugar, 1/4C light corn syrup, 3/4C coarsely chopped, roasted, salted almonds; 3/4C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. For crust: Beat butter with sugar.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Work in egg and flour.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Press into greased, square pan. Bake 15 minutes. For filling: In saucepan, mix butter, brown sugar and corn syrup over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Boil 2 minutes without stirring.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Quickly stir in almonds and walnuts.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Spread over baked crust.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Bake 20 minutes or until brown and bubbling. Immediately spread on chocolate chips evenly. Gently press down. Loosen edges of bars with serrated knife. Cool.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Chill until of desired consistency. Cut into bars.

Choc Caramel Nut Bars

Drunken Strawberry Almond Ice Milk

Today we made Drunken Strawberry Almond Ice Milk!

1 pint strawberries, coarsely chopped into 1/2″ pieces; 1C dry gin, 1T almond extract, 2T sugar, 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk; 1C skim milk, 4 oz almonds, coarsely chopped

In medium bowl, stir together gin, almond extract and sugar.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Add strawberries. Blend well.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 2 or more hours. Mix together milks.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Drain and stir in strawberries, and almonds.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Apple Almond Biscotti

Today we made Apple Almond Biscotti!

1 extra large apple, peeled and finely chopped; 3C flour, 1C brown sugar, 1T cinnamon, 1 1/2t baking powder, 1/2C butter, 2 eggs, 1/2C roasted, salted whole almonds, coarsely chopped; 1/2T almond extract

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Mix eggs with brown sugar.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add cooled butter to egg mixture.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Stir in cinnamon.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add extract.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add sifted flour and baking powder.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Make a sticky dough. Work in apples and almonds.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Shape 1 large loaf about 10″ long. Place on greased cookie sheet.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Cool 20 minutes. Cut diagonal slices 1/2″ wide X 4 or 5″ using a serrated knife. Lower oven temperature to 325F. Put back on sheet and bake another 10 minutes. Turn slices over and bake another 10 minutes or until crisp.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Almond Cracker Candy

Today we made Almond Cracker Candy!

1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C white sugar, 1/4C sweetened, condensed milk, 1T butter, 3/4C coarsely chopped almonds, 1T almond extract, 2T corn syrup, 1C chocolate chips, 8-10 rectangular crackers, such as “Wasa”– made with wheat flour (NOT rye flour)

Place crackers on foil-lined jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with elevated sides. Crackers need not fill up the whole sheet. Mix sugars, milk, butter and corn syrup in large, heavy saucepan.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until candy thermometer reaches 235F.

Almond Cracker Candy

Remove from heat and stir in extract. Mixture will sizzle.

Almond Cracker Candy

Spread onto crackers, coating evenly.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Melt chocolate chips and spread on top.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Sprinkle almonds on top.

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Almond Cracker Candy

Press in almonds lightly with spoon.

Almond Cracker Candy

Cool. Freeze 2 or more hours. Break into pieces. Eat.

Almond Cracker Candy

Drunken Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Today we made Drunken Cherry Chip Almond Cake!

2C pitted halved fresh cherries, 1C amaretto liqueur, 1C chocolate chips, 2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2C butter, 1 1/2C sugar, 1/2C coarsely chopped almonds, 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Soak cherries in amaretto liqueur 2 or more hours in a glass container covered with plastic wrap.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Add eggs.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Stir in dry ingredients. Blend well.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Stir in chips, nuts and thoroughly drained cherries.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Turn into greased 9″ or 10″ round cake pan. Spread evenly.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Rocky Road Candy Bars

1C flour, 1C oats, 1C brown sugar, 1t baking soda, 1/2C butter
Filling: 2 eggs, 1C brown sugar, 1/2t vanilla, 2T flour, 1t baking powder, 1C mini marshmallows, 3 oz slivered almonds, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325F. Cut butter into dry ingredients until crumbly.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Press into 13X9″ ungreased dish or pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars
For filling, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

In separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add to wet. Blend well.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Pour over hot crust.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Sprinkle chips, marshmallows and almonds evenly on top. Press down lightly.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Squash Almond Bread

Today we made Squash Almond Bread!

1C baked, mashed acorn squash, 1 3/4C flour, 1C brown sugar, 1t baking soda, 1T cinnamon, 1 egg, 1/2C butter, melted; 1/2C coarsely chopped, smoked whole almonds, 1T almond extract

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix butter and brown sugar.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Add egg.

Squash Almond Bread

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to batter with squash.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Stir in almond exract.

Squash Almond Bread

Mix in almonds.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Turn into greased rectangular cake pan or casserole dish.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Bake 35-40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Squash Almond Bread

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Today we made Peanut Butter Nut Pie!

1 graham cracker pie shell, 3/4C light corn syrup, 1/2C creamy peanut butter, 3 eggs, 2/3C brown sugar, 1/2C chopped almonds, 3/4C peanuts, 1t vanilla

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix together corn syrup, peanut butter and eggs until smooth.

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Stir in brown sugar and vanilla.

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Blend well. Stir in almonds and peanuts.

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Pour into pie shell.

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Bake 45-50 minutes or until almost set in the middle. Cool before cutting.

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Praline Candy

Today we made Praline Candy!

1 C brown sugar, 1/2C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2T butter, 3/4C sliced almonds, 4T corn syrup, 1C chocolate chips, another 1C chocolate chips– melted

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in saucepan over medium heat.

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Cook, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches 235F.

Praline Candy

Remove from heat. Spread 1C chocolate chips on foil-lined cookie sheet. Spread praline on top of chips.

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Melt chocolate chips and spread on praline. Chill. Break into pieces.

Praline Candy

Chocolate Cheese Marshmallow Ice Milk

2C skim milk, 12 oz chocolate chips, 5 oz mini marshmallows, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 8 oz fat-free cream cheese, 6 oz slivered almonds (optional)

Stir milks constantly on medium heat until condensation evaporates from bottom of saucepan.

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Add cream cheese. Blend well.

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Add chocolate chips. Stir until melted.

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Turn off heat. Add marshmallows. Stir until nearly all melted.

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Stir in almonds (optional).

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Pour into serving dish. Freeze until of desired consistency.

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk