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Easy Florentines

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Sue Gray

Easy Florentines Recipe

These snapping-crisp cookie/candy clones are a European classic. If you enjoy the dark chocolate/orange flavor combo, you'll love these elegant treats.

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At a glance

about 2 1/2 dozen 2 1/2" Florentines


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  • 1 1/4 cups Sticky Bun Sugar
  • 1 cup unblanched sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup candied orange peel


  • 1 cup chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate or a scant 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment, or non-stick foil.
  2. Stir together the sticky bun sugar, almonds, and orange peel.
  3. Using a tablespoon measure, make 1-tablespoon mounds of the mixture on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2" apart; they'll spread a lot.
  4. Bake the Florentines for about 10 minutes, until the almonds are golden brown. Reverse the pans in the oven midway through the baking time, so they brown evenly.
  5. Remove the Florentines from the oven, and allow them to cool completely on the pan.
  6. When the Florentines are completely cool, melt the chocolate, either in a microwave, or over very low heat. Stir until it's completely smooth.
  7. Brush the melted chocolate onto the flat (bottom) of each cookie, placing them, chocolate side up, on a rack to set.
  8. Store cool and dry for up to several weeks.
  9. Yield: about 30 Florentines.