On the 2nd Day of a Tiffany Blue Christmas…

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On the 2nd Day of a Tiffany Blue Christmas, we’re talking all things sweet this holiday season!

Diet, what diet? It’s Christmas! And if you’re me, that means plenty of time spent in the kitchen baking festive treats!  I rarely bake throughout the year. In fact, I really don’t bake at all during the year. But once the holidays roll around, I turn into Martha Freaking Stewart.

I mean, peanut butter ball evidence from last year:

227063_998624661959_1056834681_nThere’s no beating my balls

 Today, it’s all about your FAVORITE holiday recipe. I know! How can you pick one? 

Among the many treats I make every year (seriously, if you follow me on Instagram you’re about to see JUST how much I bake this time of year) one of my personal favorites is Almond Rocca

Try it for yourself!

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Ingredients:

  1. Graham Waffers (about a sleeve and a half per tray)
  2. 2 cups Chocolate Molding Wafers (snag them at Bulk Barn for my Canadian folks)
  3. 1 cup of butter
  4. 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  5. sliced almonds

Start by pre-heating your oven to 350F!

Line a baking tray or cookie sheet with tinfoil and place the graham wafers along the tray to cover entirely. Break as necessary to fill in the holes. It’s kind of like playing Tetris!

On the stove, melt your butter and when it starts to bubble and is completely melted, add in your brown sugar. Boil, while stirring continuously for about 2minutes until it’s well blended and has become a delicious looking sugary glaze. Pour said sugary glaze onto the wafers. Pop that tray into the oven and bake for 7-8 minutes.

Remove the tray and cool for 30 minutes in the fridge (or the freezer). Or you can be even crazier (like me) and cool them outside on your patio if you live in a freezing climate like myself.

In the meantime, it’s time to toast your sliced almonds. Set your oven to 325F and place the almonds on a tray. Watch carefully and bake until they start to turn golden. Again, these bad boys will BURN. So watch carefully. If you’re in a pinch, you can also toss them in a frying pan until they get toasty.

Once your 30 minutes is up, melt your molding wafers in the microwave and drizzle the chocolate over the glazy tray (glazy is a word I just invented, btw). Once you’ve spread the chocolate, drop those almonds like they’re hot all over.

Again, let the chocolate cool and once everything is hard – snap into pieces and serve!

Voila! You’re done!

So! What’s your favorite holiday recipe? Let me know in the comments below! Or snap a photo and share it with everyone on Instagram with the hashtag #12daysofaTBChristmas

See you tomorrow when we talk recreating your favorite holiday movie scene!

x C x

A/N: I cannot thank you all ENOUGH for the excitement, support, and participation in this little project of mine! Seriously. I kept getting alerts while out Christmas shopping yesterday and it just made my heart explode! I’m the luckiest girl in the world to have such amazing friends and followers! xo 

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