Friday, February 25, 2011

Hazelnut Caramel Toffee Bon Bon: Chocolate Covered Nut Day

Today is National Chocolate Covered Nut Day! I've posted several recipes for Chocolate Covered Nuts, so here's a link to some of my favorite chocolate covered nut recipes. Each recipe will vary with the different chocolate and nuts you use. Try a variety. I also have a link to my post on Goobers from last year's Chocolate Covered Nuts Day! Scroll down for a new chocolate covered nut recipe: Hazelnut Caramel Toffee Bon Bons! Go nutty! Have some Chocolate Covered Nuts today!

Margaret Maron's Chocolate Covered Fried Pecans
Goobers
Candied Chocolate Almonds

And here's a fabulous easy recipe for chocolate covered Hazelnuts from the Hazelnut Council

HAZELNUT CARAMEL TOFFEE BON BONS

3/4 cup Hazelnuts, toasted, skin removed, divided
1/4 cup Toffee candy bits
1 1/4 cups (10oz) Semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
1/2 cup Heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon Madagascar Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Salt
20 (6oz) Caramels, unwrapped, cut in half
40 Hazelnuts, whole, toasted, skin removed

1. Process 1/4 cup hazelnuts and toffee in food processor or blender until finely ground; set aside.
2. Microwave chocolate chips and cream in small microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 to 1 1/2
minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until most of chocolate is melted. Do not overheat; lumps will melt when stirred. Stir in hazelnut mixture, vanilla and salt until blended. Cover and set aside until cool, about 1 1/2 hours.
3. Flatten caramel piece and wrap around one whole hazelnut forming a round ball; repeat. Dice remaining 1/2 cup hazelnuts; set aside.
4. Form 1 heaping teaspoon chocolate mixture around each caramel and roll in diced hazelnuts. Let
set until firm.

Tip: When handling ganache, work quickly in a cool room.

2 comments:

Francesca said...

These sound absolutely fabulous!

Janet Rudolph said...

And, there easy. Use good quality caramels, and they're even better!