This easy candy recipe makes a great gift. Caramelizing the almonds in this bark recipe brings out their nutty flavor and adds crunch.
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1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons sugar
16 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
Line 2 baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside.
Melt butter in skillet over medium heat until sizzling; add almonds and sugar. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 4-6 minutes or until sugar melts and almonds are golden brown. Quickly spread onto 1 prepared baking sheet. Cool completely; coarsely chop.
Melt candy coating in microwave according to package directions. Stir in chopped candied almonds, cranberries and orange zest. Immediately pour onto remaining prepared baking sheet; spread to 1/4-inch thickness.
Let stand until firm. Cut or break into small pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.
Grated zest from 1 large orange yields approximately 1 tablespoon.
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Delicious and it will be one of my Christmas favorites.
I made this and put it in Christmas bags for my co-workers. The vanilla flavored candy coating is the stuff you buy in craft stores to make candy with. I used regular dried cranberries and orange zest and a 1/8 tsp of orange flavoring. It came out great
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