Christmas traditions around the world take many forms, but some common flavors pop up across different cultures. Peppermint, cinnamon, and other spices are commonly found in Christmas confections across the globe, and ingredients like dried fruits and nuts are also popular. Almonds can be found in all kinds of holiday dishes and candies, but you might not always recognize them. Almonds can be roasted, enjoyed whole, chopped, or ground into marzipan paste. This versatile nut (which, in reality, is not a true nut at all) is used by countless professional and amateur chefs to create cookies, breads, and candies for special occasions like Christmas, Easter, Passover, Nowruz, All Souls’ Day, New Year’s Eve, and weddings. Let’s learn more about almonds and how to enjoy them!
All About Almonds
Many people think of almonds as nuts, but they are actually the kernel of a type of stone fruit. Also known as Prunus dulcis, almond trees thrive in places like California, Spain, and Iran. Almonds are often enjoyed whole as a snack, but these multipurpose morsels can be transformed into a wide range of ingredients and substances. Almonds can be processed into an alternative to dairy milk; ground into flour or marzipan paste; or crafted into syrups, oils, and extracts. Despite the limitless applications for almonds, sometimes the best way to enjoy them is by combining them with a bit of rich chocolate!
Almond Bark and Other Festive Almond Treats
Almond bark isn’t strictly a Christmastime treat, but it makes a welcome addition to any holiday gathering or dessert spread. Pick up a box of milk or dark chocolate almond bark for the perfect grab-and-go holiday gift! Wockenfuss has a handful of other delectable almond offerings, too. Our Christmas Jordan almonds and limoncello almonds are ideal for decorating desserts, gifting, or eating by the handful. Are you a fan of toffee? Try a box of our almond butter toffee and enjoy the rich crunch of almonds, buttery toffee, and rich chocolate.
Enjoy Almonds Year-Round with Wockenfuss!
Almonds are popular around the holidays, but Wockenfuss creates tantalizing almond-based treats year-round. Our legendary hand-packed chocolates include favorites like chocolate-covered almonds and pistachio marzipan. You can enjoy our almond bark and almond butter crunch anytime, and our sugar-free versions of these sweets mean that anyone can enjoy them!
A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!