Orange-Almond Chocolate Logs Recipe

Orange-Almond Chocolate Logs Recipe
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Orange-Almond Chocolate Logs Recipe

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A sure hit for the holidays, these lovely logs from our Test Kitchen staff feature the can't-beat combination of almond, orange and chocolate.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup almond paste
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel, divided
  • 9 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons coarse sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

In a small bowl, cream the butter, almond paste and 1/2 teaspoon orange peel until light and fluffy. In a microwave, melt white baking chocolate; stir until smooth. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Slowly stir in orange juice. Beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until easy to handle, stirring occasionally.
Shape into 2-in. logs; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Combine coarse sugar and remaining orange peel; set aside.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip logs in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Let stand until firm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Orange-Almond Chocolate Logs in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p68

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 182 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup almond paste
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel, divided
  • 9 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons coarse sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening
  1. In a small bowl, cream the butter, almond paste and 1/2 teaspoon orange peel until light and fluffy. In a microwave, melt white baking chocolate; stir until smooth. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Slowly stir in orange juice. Beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until easy to handle, stirring occasionally.
  2. Shape into 2-in. logs; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Combine coarse sugar and remaining orange peel; set aside.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip logs in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Let stand until firm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Orange-Almond Chocolate Logs in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p68

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