International Styles

French Candy Recipe

French style chocolate candy recipe with sultanas.

  • ½ a cup of Sultana raisins,
  • 5 figs,
  • 1 cup of dates,
  • 2 ounces citron,
  • 2/3 a cup of nut meats, (almonds, filberts, pecans or walnuts, one variety or a mixture),
  • 1 ½ ounces of baker's chocolate,
  • 1/3 a cup of confectioner's sugar,
  • ¼ a teaspoonful of salt,
  • Chocolate Fondant or chocolate.

Pour boiling water over the figs and dates, let boil up once, then drain as dry as possible; remove stones from the dates, the stem ends from the figs; chop the fruit and nut meats (almonds should be blanched) in a food chopper; add the salt; and the sugar and work the whole to a smooth paste; add the chocolate, melted, and work it evenly through the mass.

Add more sugar if it is needed and roll the mixture into a sheet one-fourth an inch thick. Cut into strips an inch wide.

Cut the strips into diamond-shaped pieces (or squares); roll these in confectioner's sugar or dip them in chocolate fondant or in chocolate, and sprinkle a little fine chopped pistachio nut meats on the top of the dipped pieces.

When rolling the mixture use confectioner's sugar on board and rolling pin.

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