Easy Nougat



Easy Nougat

4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

3 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup marshmallow creme

1/2 cup dry milk powder

1 pound bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces (or coating chocolate)

Combine all ingredients except chocolate in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on low speed until combined. Increase speed to medium and beat until a dough forms. Turn out dough, shape into disk, and wrap in plastic wrap. (May be refrigerated for up to a week. Bring to room temperature before proceeding.)

Melt the chocolate. Roll dough into small balls and dip in chocolate. Play on a parchment-lined tray to set. Makes about 36.

Per piece: 126 calories (40 percent from fat), 6 g fat (3.6 g saturated, 1.8 g monounsaturated), 4 mg cholesterol, 1 g protein, 20 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 21 mg sodium.

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