TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 2/3 cup almond paste
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 72 walnut halves
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 79 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the almond paste, liqueur and espresso powder. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon mixture on the flat side of half of the walnuts. Top with remaining walnuts, forming a sandwich.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip one end of sandwiches in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Coffee Walnuts in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p67

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