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Dark Chocolate Florentine Recipe

Florentines are a thin almond and candied fruit cookie with a chocolate coating on the bottom. These are nutty and chewy at the same time and remind me of a praline.

This is adapted from a recipe found on

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 7-10 minutes

almonds, candied fruit, dark chocolate


  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • zest of one orange
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, divided into 8 pieces
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup candied red cherries, chopped
  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the almonds, flour and orange zest in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a medium heavy saucepan, combine the butter, heavy cream and honey. Stir and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and pour over the almond mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon. Let cool.
  4. Line a baking pan with a Silpat. Place one tablespoon of batter on the Silpat. The cookies will spread so leave about 3 inches between them. For a more uniform round shape, you can use a muffin top pan.
  5. Bake for 7-10 minutes until bubbly. Place the cookies on a cooling rack and allow to cool.
  6. Stir the chocolate in a double broiler over medium heat until melted. Spread over the bottom of each cookie. Allow to dry completely.

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