Candied Almond Cranberry Bark

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Chef Test Kitchens Consultant at Land O'Lakes
This easy candy makes a great gift. Caramelizing the almonds brings out their nutty flavor and adds crunch.

Yield: 24 servings (1 1/2 pounds)


1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons sugar

16 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
1/2 cup orange-flavored dried cranberries*
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

*Substitute any flavor sweetened dried cranberries


Line 2 baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside.

Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling; add almonds and sugar. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and almonds are golden brown (4 to 6 minutes). Quickly spread onto 1 prepared baking sheet. Cool completely; coarsely chop.

Melt candy coating in large microwave-safe bowl according to package directions. Stir in chopped candied almonds, cranberries and orange zest. Immediately pour onto remaining prepared baking sheet; spread to 1/4-inch thickness.

Refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes). Cut or break into small pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Recipe Tip:

Grated zest from 1 large orange yields approximately 1 tablespoon.
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