I know I say this ofen but this really is a simple recipe. The hardest part is finding unbroken walnut kernels!
The recipe comes from Leanne Kitchen and it's a very fetching nibble to serve after dinner with that coffee or warming spirit - it's perfect for when you want to do something but can't be bothered with truffles and the like.
Toffee-coated Marzipan Walnuts
100 grams Marzipan
44 walnut halves
220 grams caster sugar
1/4 cup water
Sort out the walnut halves into pairs, matching those of a similar size.
Divide the marzipan into 22 pieces and roll each into a small ball - press this into a walnut halve and then coat with it's matching half.
When done, set aside while you make the toffee - you can leave them at this stage for a week if stored in a cool dry place.
Place the sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to boil without stirring. Continue to cook over a medium heat until it takes on a dark caramel colour.
Remove the pan from the heat and drop in a few of the prepared walnuts at a time - working quickly roll the walnuts around until well coated before placing them on a baking paper lined tray. If you find the toffee is started to harden and you are having trouble rolling the walnuts, just return the pan to the heat and the toffee will soften.
Let the walnuts set on the tray and then store them in a single layer in an airtight container.
If Paalo's reaction is any indication then these should be a hit at your next party - his saucer-sized eyes as he took a bite, an obvious sign of his enjoyment. You may find you'll need to double the recipe!
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