Creamy Almond Candy
3 1/4 pounds
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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**
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.
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.