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If you are feeling adventurous and want to try something new for your next holiday party, then try making this Holiday Chocolate Candy recipe, which makes 20 morsels and takes 90 minutes to prepare. There is so much chocolate in this recipe, it is bursting with decadence. It also is filled with salty hazelnuts and sweet oranges. We hope you and your guests enjoy this as much as we do.


  • 200 grams sugar
  • 100 grams hazelnuts
  • 100 grams dark chocolate
  • 200 grams chocolate (with hazelnuts)
  • cocoa powder
  • 150 grams almond paste
  • 100 grams chocolate (with hazelnuts)
  • 100 grams milk chocolate (or dark)
  • 250 grams almond paste
  • 100 grams white chocolate
  • 1 orange
  • candied orange peel
  • milk chocolate (or Dark)


  1. Heat the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until it melts and becomes a light caramel.
  2. Add hazelnuts and stir quickly with a wooden spoon.
  3. Spread the caramelized hazelnuts on a parchment paper and let cool.
  4. When cool, cover with a second sheet of parchment paper and roll with the rolling pin over pressing to break into pieces.
  5. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the dark chocolate and hazelnut chocolate.
  6. Stir to smooth.
  7. When melted, add the hazelnut brittle pieces.
  8. Pour this mixture onto a parchment paper, spread to form a 1.5 cm layer.
  9. Allow to harden for 2 hours.
  10. Cut irregular pieces with a knife and roll them in the cocoa powder.
  11. Keep cool and take them out 5 minutes before serving.
  12. Cut the hazelnut chocolate bar into small sticks 0.5 cm thick and 1 cm long.
  13. Roll out the almond paste using icing sugar to make an rectangle 0.5 cm thick.
  14. Cut strips 0.5 cm but 4 cm long.
  15. Take a piece of chocolate and wrap it with a piece of almond paste.
  16. Then make a ball rolling it in your hand. Set them aside.
  17. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and dip each ball in chocolate.
  18. Allow to harden by placing them on a sheet of parchment paper
  19. Melt the white chocolate, mix it with the almond paste and zest of an orange.
  20. Shape this mixture into small balls.
  21. Let harden one hour in the freezer.
  22. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, dip the balls of marzipan.
  23. Top each ball with a piece of candied orange.
  24. Allow to harden on a sheet of parchment paper.
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NutritionView more



Calories320Calories from Fat140
Total Fat15g23%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat140
Total Carbohydrate45g15%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Dani H. 12 Jul 2015
I have tried several chocolate candies in the past that turned out terrible. These chocolate candies were perfect. That rich chocolate taste and the right hardness to them.