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Almond Coffee Walnuts

 Almond Coffee Walnuts
Semisweet chocolate adds a luscious touch to the coffee and nuts in these morsels. They go together quickly in the microwave.
36 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 79 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.