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These layered squares are more “sophisticated” than my usual lineup of Christmas candy, but they’re also very popular. People love the pairing of chocolate and hazelnuts. —Virginia Sauer, Wantagh, New York
64 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds shelled hazelnuts, skins removed
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 milk chocolate Toblerone candy bars (3.52 ounces each), chopped

Directions

  • Line an 8-in. square dish with foil. Place hazelnuts and oil in a
  • food processor; cover and process until mixture forms a paste.
  • In a large saucepan, melt bittersweet chocolate. Stir in 2-1/4 cups
  • hazelnut mixture. Pour half of mixture into prepared dish.
  • Refrigerate until firm.
  • Melt candy bars; stir in remaining hazelnut mixture. Pour over
  • bittersweet layer. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Reheat remaining bittersweet mixture if necessary; pour over candy
  • bar layer. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into 1-in. squares. Store in
  • an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 168 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.