CANDY MAKING RECIPES forum: Super Quick Awesome Cashew Bark

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ImageSkiekitty
Nov 10, 2010 12:45 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!

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1 package Chocolate Flavored Almond Bark
2 cups Cashew bits & pieces, SALTED!!!
1 wooden spoon
1 mini ladel (http://www.amazon.com/Fox-5553-MINI-LADLE-TOOL/dp/B000HMCDDS...)
1 "mini" cupcake tin (http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Cup-Tin-Mini-Muffin/dp/B000F741...)
2 packages mini cupcake wrappers (http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Assorted-Jewel-Mini-Count/dp/B0...)

in a large bowl, break the almond bark in half & put the two pieces on top each other. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS PRECISELY ON THE PACKAGE FOR MICROWAVING!!! Less time is better, do NOT cook for too long in the microwave to melt!! TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!! Cook for like 30 seconds on high, then pull out & stir with the wooden spoon. Put back in for like 45 seconds (I use the 1 minute time & stop it when it has 15 seconds left). Stir again.

While this is melting, using a slapchop, pulverize 1 1/2 cups of the cashew bits & pieces, leaving as many "whole" cashews out as possible. You want this almost to be a powder, but a chunky powder. When almond bark is melted, mix cashew powder in with almond bark, stirring until consistantly mixed. Line the tin with the wrappers, and using the ladel, pour melted bark into wrappers. When all are filled, top with a whole cashew. Let cool 100% (I put mine in the garage).

Last year, I made these, Peppermint Almond Bark (http://cubits.org/ThriftyKitchenCooks/thread/view/41569/), & Cherry Almond Bark (http://cubits.org/ThriftyKitchenCooks/thread/view/41572/) & gave them away as Christmas presents. Yea, sure, they weren't expensive monetarily, but it took over 4 hours to make everything. I put 25 of each into a metal Christmas tin that I had gotten at DollarTree (http://www.dollartree.com/Christmas/Christmas-Tableware/Holi...).
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ImageLynxx
Nov 10, 2010 12:53 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
You can also use an electric skillet to heat the almond bark Toni. Set on lowest setting.
This is how I temper my chocolate for dipping and molding.
I've got to try this recipe for Thanksgiving. I already have the almond bark (always) and tools, but will have to pick up the cashews. This sounds soooo good. TY :thumbsup:
I love the idea of molding them in the mini cupcake pans. Perfect serving size. But here, they won't last long, lol. Gino and my dad will have these demolished in a single afternoon!
ImageSkiekitty
Nov 10, 2010 1:01 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
Make sure you get the salted cashews. I get the walmart brand in the humungo sized container cuz, well, you know, you have to test them to make sure they're good & stuff Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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ImageLynxx
Nov 10, 2010 1:43 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Lol! Of course, one must taste test, to ensure that the guests are getting the very best! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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