Almond Chocolate Chews

Almond Chocolate Chews

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Trish Magwood, author of James Beard award winning cookbook ‘Dish Entertains’ and TV host of ‘party dish’ developed this dessert for the Almond Board of California. These no bake treats are wonderful to make with your children. They make great gifts from the kids for their teacher. They can be placed in a small pastry box or Chinese take-out box tied with colored string on a recycled gift card.


  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups salted pretzels, broken in half
  • 2 cups whole almonds, dry roasted ( or substitute with whole almonds, salted)


  • 1 In a large double boiler or large bowl over gently simmering water, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips for about 10 minutes.
  • 2 Once melted, turn off heat. Add raisins, cranberries, pretzels and almonds.
  • 3 Gently stir making sure no water gets into the bowl.
  • 4 Drop teaspoonfuls onto wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  • 5 Refrigerate until set for about 30 minutes


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