• Crafts

    Crafts

  • Do it Yourself

    Do it Yourself

  • Gardening and Landscaping

    Gardening

  • Frugal Living Articles

    Frugal Living

  • Gift Ideas

    Gift Ideas

  • Frugal Holidays & Decor

    Holidays

  • Make your own Mixes

    Mixes

  • Money Matters

    Money Matters

  • Recipes

    Recipes

  • Tips and Tricks for Frugal Living

    Tips-n-Tricks

  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    • Almond Nougat Candy

      Chewy Almond Nougat This delicious chewy nougat candy is inspired by the amazing flavors of Torrone, an Italian candy traditionally made with honey, almonds and eggs. This version is made with slightly less expensive ingredients, but offers a delectable flavor!

      Before you begin, we highly recommend you test the accuracy of your candy thermometer.

      You'll Need:


      MAZETTA MIXTURE
      3 egg whites
      1-1/2 cups Sugar
      1-1/4 cups light corn syrup
      1/4 cup water

      ALMOND MIXTURE:
      3 cups Sugar
      3 cups light corn syrup
      1/2 cup butter, melted
      4 teaspoons vanilla extract
      3 cups slivered almonds, toasted
      1 teaspoon salt

      Generously Butter a large Pan (15"x 10" x 1") and a Large Heavy bowl, set aside nearby.

      Using a Mixer (hand or stand!) beat egg whites until stiff peaks form and whites are glossy. Combine the sugar, corn syrup and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture comes to a full boil, then stop stirring and allow it to boil (it'll take about 10 minutes) until the candy thermometer reaches 238° (soft ball stage), remove from heat.

      With mixer running on low carefully and very slowly add hot liquid in a steady stream over egg whites. Beat 10 minutes longer or until mixture holds its shape and is lukewarm. The mixture will start to lose its gloss. Transfer the mixture to the buttered bowl.

      Next, prepare the almond mixture. Combine the sugar and corn syrup in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil, about 15 minutes. With a clean spoon, cook and stir over medium-high heat until a candy thermometer reads 275° (soft-crack stage), (approximately 15 minutes longer). Remove from heat, Pour over mixture in bowl (do not scrape saucepan).
      Using a large wooden spoon, stir until blended. Add melted butter and vanilla gradually into the almond mixture, stirring until blended. Stir in almonds and salt until blended. Transfer to prepared pan and spread until smooth.

      Let stand at room temperature for several hours or until firm. Cut into squares. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper if desired. Yield: about 5-1/2 pounds.



      © Can Stock Photo Inc. / margouillat
      We love to see when you like and share our hard work, but ask that you please follow just a few guidelines.. Use one photo of the finished product on your site and provide a link back to my original post. If you feature a photo from my post, it may not be accompanied by the project/recipe tutorial, whether in my own words as it originally appeared or paraphrased. Always feel free to share photos and links on Pinterest, as it will route back to the original post. Budget101.com is protected under copyright laws. If you any questions or would like to notify me that you’re sharing a post, please email me at liss @ budget101.com
      Comments 1 Comment
      1. JennyGremm's Avatar
        I am SO going to make this for Christmas!!!

      FYI- Login to CommentHave something you'd like to add? Register & Login to add your own comments, thoughts, questions or suggestions.

      As always, Registration is Free!





    • Google+ Pinterest Twitter youtube Facebook

      More on Christmas- Yule

      StephTodd

      Re: Sock Snowman

      To make it a little heavier nd positionable, I stuff mine with rice and follow all the same directions.

      StephTodd 09-10-2014 09:13 AM Go to last post
      katsummers72

      Re: Sock Snowman

      Thank you for posting the step by step pictures makes it so much easier to visualize!

      katsummers72 08-15-2014 11:43 AM Go to last post
      katsummers72

      Re: Sock Snowman

      How cute!!!! I am going to have to try this with my nieces and nephews!

      katsummers72 08-15-2014 11:43 AM Go to last post
      xstepmom

      Re: Sock Snowman

      Here's one that I saved from pinterest to give you some idea of what they look like!

      11389
      http://www.budget101.com/images/styles/b101pink/misc/pencil.png

      xstepmom 08-15-2014 09:15 AM Go to last post
      MOO2U

      Re: Sock Snowman

      [pictures available?

      MOO2U 08-14-2014 07:48 PM Go to last post

    (C) Melissa 'Liss' Burnell & Budget101.com 1995-2014
    Material from www.Budget101.com may not be copied or distributed, or republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of Budget101.com, EXCEPT: you may print recipe pages for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you do not delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. Modification or use of the materials for any other purpose violates Budget101.com's intellectual property rights.
    Site Design is Created from a Modified Style Originally Created by Miner Skinz

    Complete Frugal Living Resource ©