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Chocolate-Coated Almonds

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR
  • SERVINGS: Makes 3 cups
  • MAKE-AHEAD

Carrie Pillar's almonds, covered in white sugar and drizzled with chocolate, are based on a recipe from Pierre Hermé, the French pastry chef.

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  1. 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  2. 3 tablespoons water
  3. 1 1/4 cups blanched whole almonds, toasted
  4. 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water and boil over moderate heat without stirring until the syrup reaches 248° on a candy thermometer, 10 minutes. Add the almonds and stir to coat. Spread the nuts in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet; let cool.
  2. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the candied almonds and refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 15 minutes. Serve cold or at room temperature.