Chocolate Almond Deluxe


Delight in this delicious Chocolate Almond Deluxe made with a sweet filling sandwiched inside!

Skill: Intermediate Prep Time: 15 Bake Time: 20-25 Servings: 6



Ingredients:

12 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls or 8 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls, thawed to room temperature
8 oz almond paste
2 egg whites
2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup sliced almonds, divided
3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided
1 egg, beaten


Directions:

Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Combine 6 dinner rolls or 4 Texas rolls together and roll into a 10-inch circle.

Repeat with remaining rolls to make another circle. Cover both circles with plastic wrap and let rest.

In a blender, combine almond paste and egg whites and pulse on lowest setting to remove clumps. Pour into a bowl. Add powdered sugar gradually, stirring between each addition, until mixture is thick.

Remove wrap from dough circles. On one, spread the almond mixture, leaving about 3-inches around the edges free of filling. Work quickly as almond filling has a tendency to spread. Top the filling with 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Brush the edges with beaten egg.

Lay second circle of dough on top. Press edges together tightly to seal. Brush top of second circle with beaten egg and sprinkle with remaining almonds and chocolate chips.

Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes. Cool and cut into wedges to serve.