Lazy cook’s recipe for chocolate candy


If you want to impress your guests or the folks at the office – dump two ingredients into a bowl and within three minutes you will have the most delicious candy.

Folks will think you spent hours preparing the delightful candies.

No joke. My Aunt Emma made up a plate of these recently and shared the recipe with Marie and me. 

almond bark

“I can’t wait to make this for my co-workers,” said Marie who is as bad as I am, always looking for the “WOW” factor by way of short cuts.  Sorry Marie, the cat is out of the bag.

Here’s the simple two step candy chacha.

1/2 package Almond Bark (chocolate flavored)  – this is a type of baking chocolate you will find near the sugar – not from a tree or anything.

1 16-ounce jar dry roasted peanuts or 1-1/2 cups roasted pecans

Cut the bark in half and save one half for another time.  Break up a bit and put in a bowl and pop in microwave for 1-1/2 minutes.  Stir and put back in microwave for 20 seconds.  Stir again and put in microwave for 10 seconds.  Dump in nuts and drop from a spoon on waxed paper. It will set up quickly and disappear instantly when your guests arrive.

What could be easier?

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