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Honey Almond Nougats

 Honey Almond Nougats
Add these tasty nougats to your cookie and candy platter at the holidays. They will disappear fast!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
45 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 2/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds

Directions

  • Grease a large bowl with the butter; set aside. In a large heavy
  • saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, cornstarch and honey.
  • Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil.
  • Cover and boil for 1 minute. Uncover; cook, without stirring, until
  • a candy thermometer reads 286° (soft-crack stage).
  • In a stand mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. With mixer
  • running on high speed, carefully pour hot sugar mixture in a slow,
  • steady stream into the mixing bowl. Beat on high for 10 minutes or
  • until mixture holds its shape and is lukewarm, scraping sides of
  • bowl occasionally.
  • Fold in ground almonds and cinnamon. Transfer to prepared bowl; cool
  • to room temperature. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll balls in chopped
  • almonds. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1 pound.

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Honey Almond Nougats (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 66 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.