Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chocolate Almond Brittle

A Brittle is a confection or candy made of nuts and caramel(sugar).Usually it requires the sugar syrup to boil and reach a particular temperature and then chopped nuts are mixed in.This brittle is however very easy to make and requires no such thing.It is a brittle in looks and name only.It is a simple recipe I got from the Joy of Vegan Baking.The almonds can be replaced by choice of nuts.Though from the vegan book I used non vegan ingredients.

Ingredients:
Unsalted Butter: 1/2 cup room temperature
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips : 1/2 cup
Graham Crackers /Digestive /Arrowroot Biscuits : crushed(small pieces) 1/2 cup
Almonds : toasted & chopped : 1 and 1/4 cup

Preparation:
Lightly butter a round cake pan preferably 9 inch.

In a double boiler melt the chocolate chips and the butter.You can also do this directly on low heat,but I preferred and used the double boiler method. I also was using salted butter.So I added around 1 tbsp of honey to butter mix as well.

Once melted,remove the mix from the boiler /fire and stir in crushed graham crackers and the chopped nuts.

Spread the mix into the butered cake pan.It looks like..

Cover and refrigerate for atleast 2 hours. On taking out it looks like...

At the time of serving,break into pieces and serve.

You can also use this to scoop or garnish icecreams/desserts if you set the mix in different molds or shapes. You can also giftwrap it after breaking into big pieces..

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