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Almond and Goat Cheese Candy Bars

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Yes, goat cheese candy bars. That’s really what it says. OK in all fairness, you can’t even tell. The goat cheese adds the salt and the texture – this candy has a creamy, smooth texture – and then this nice crunch finish from the toasted almonds. These really are easy to make, and no baking involved!

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Almond and Goat Cheese Candy Bars

 

Ingredients:

 

5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, softened

1/3 cup sliced almonds

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, more as needed

3/4 cup smooth almond butter

2 tablespoon softened goat cheese

1/2 cup almond flour

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

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Directions:

 

Line an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add almonds and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until almonds are golden, about 5 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

In an electric mixer, beat together almond butter and goat cheese. Beat in almond flour. Stop mixer and scrape down sides. Beat in sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 5 tablespoons butter until combined. Scrape down sides and beat once more to combine. Spread into pan.

Melt chocolate and stir until smooth and then smooth evenly over almond butter mixture. Scatter almonds over chocolate. Let cool to room temperature. Cover with foil and chill until firm. Cut into small squares.

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