Creamy Almond Candy

  • Servings: 3 1/4 pounds
  • Serving Size: About
  • Nutrition: See Below
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds vanilla-flavored candy coating*
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups (about 1 pound) whole almonds, toasted**

Instructions

  • MELT candy coating, sweetened condensed milk and salt in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in almond extract, then almonds.
  • SPREAD evenly into wax paper-lined 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm.
  • TURN onto cutting board. Peel off paper; cut into triangles or squares. Store leftovers tightly covered at room temperature.
  • MICROWAVE METHOD
  • COMBINE candy coating, sweetened condensed milk and salt in 2-quart glass measure. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 3 to 5 minutes, stirring after each 1 1/2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Proceed as above.
  • *Also called confectioners’ coating.
  • ** To toast almonds, spread in single layer in heavy-bottomed skillet. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from skillet immediately. Cool before using.
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