Showing posts with label cluster. Show all posts
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Honey and Nut Clusters

Alright, I admit I like nuts. I like cookies with nuts. I like my chocolate with nuts. My husband isn't nuts about nuts. So, these bars aren't for him. When I saw this recipe, I actually thought it would harden like peanut brittle. They are gooey and chewy. I guess I could have tried to freeze them but why? I could easily break off a little piece. I could taste the honey and the nuts. These clusters are very rich. I guess if you want a recipe which isn't so gooey then maybe dipping them into chocolate.
Honey and Nut Clusters
1 cup almonds, toasted
1 cup walnuts, toasted
2 egg whites
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup fine sugar

  1. Roughly chop the almonds and walnuts. Set aside. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff. 
  3. Gently, stir in the chopped nuts. Set aside.
  4. In a small pot, combine the honey and sugar.
  5. Bring the honey and sugar to a boil. 
  6. Stir in the nut mixture and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the mixture into a baking dish and evenly level. 
  8. Cover the mixture with a piece of parchment paper. 
  9. Place several cans of food on top of the parchment paper to weigh it down. 
  10. Allow the mixture to chill for at least 2 days to set before serving.
Recipe adapted from The Cookie and Biscuit Bible Cookbook.
Two years ago...........................I made Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies.
Three years ago........................I made Snowman Sugar Cookies.
Did you already know.........................
-Since 7000 B.C., the walnut is one of the oldest tree foods known to man.
-Walnuts begin to be harvested in August.
-It takes at least five years for a walnut tree to produce walnuts after the planting of a walnut tree sapling.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!