A cozy winter feeling is finally taking over our hearts by indulging all our senses. We’ve decorated our houses with fir branches, fairy lights and Christmas ornaments. We listen to Christmassy songs almost 24 hours a day. And countless scented candels fill the air with fragrant wintry flavours. So, there is only one thing left to top off the wintry coziness – a sweet little treat for our taste buds. It should be a typical christmas treat with all the flavours that pop into our minds while thinking about the best time of the year. Of course, we could bake cookies. It’s THE season for lots of cookies. But I am thinking about something else. Something you won’t need your oven for – Homemade roasted almond chocolates with a dash of Orang liqueur.

Roasted almond Chocolates in a basket

Roasted almond Chocolates as far as the eye can see

In there are roasted almonds. For me, those super sweet and cruncy nuts belong to Christmas like roast apples and Christmas stollen. You can find them everywhere on the Christmas markets. And I can barely go home without buying one or two bags of them.

Additionally the chocolates are flavoured with Orange liqueur. A perfect ingredients especially during those cold days. Citrus fruits strengthen the body’s defenses after all. Although I doubt that orange liqueur has the same effects. At least it will keep us warm from the inside.

And then there is chocolate… lots of chocolate. Do I have to say more?

roasted almond chocolates

I think, those roasted almond chocolates with a dash of orange liqueur are an explosion of christmassy flavours. You could even add cinnamon for a little extra. And the best for last: these fellas are damn easy to prepare. You won’t need special chocolate making tools. Only your hands and a few kitchen supplies you already have in stock.

One single roasted almond chocolate

An easy-peasy recipe for all those chocolate making rookies and workaholics among us. But take a look for yourself:

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Roasted Almond Chocolates
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
  1. Heat almonds and sugar in a pan or cooking pot while constantly stirring. Proceed until the sugar is completely dissolved and turned golden brown.
  2. Spread the mixture onto a baking tray that is lined with parchment paper and let it cool down. If it's completely solid and cold, you can use a food processor or a rolling pin to crush them into little crumbs.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water. Remove from heat and fold in creme fraiche, liqueur and a few sppons of the roasted almonds (Don't worry! You will need the rest of the roasted almonds for decoration)
  4. Fill the chocolate mixture into a bowl or a plate and put it into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. If the mixture's consistency is shapebale, you can roll little balls (they should be a bit smaller then ping-pong ball). Then roll them in the roasted almonds.
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Instead of eating them all on my own (it’s really hard to resist the temptation), I will give a few of them to my family and closest friends.

a little hill made of roasted almond chocolates

With this in mind,

Have fun eating and giving them away!

one single roasted almond chocolate on partly crushed nuts