Homemade Lokum – Turkish Delight

Lokum is a dessert made of starch gel and sugar. It comes from the turkish word lokma and lokum, meaning morsel or mouthful or the alternative word rahat hulkum meaning comfort of the throat. It could come in many flavors, lemon, cinnamon, mint, orange, strawberry, rosewater and other.

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Chocolate Candy with Hazelnuts / Filberts


1/2 lb semi-sweet chocolate squares
1/2 lb Nutella spread
1/2 lb roasted whole hazelnuts / filberts


First roast the Hazelnuts at 400 F for about 5 or 6 minutes. Place them in a towel and rub together, to remove the skins.
Melt the chocolate squares in a double boiler (the water must barely simmer; better if the top container doesn’t touch the water).
Remove from heat and add the Nutella spread. It will easily melt and blend in.
Add the nuts, mix well and pour into a 8″ x 8″ container.
When cooled down at room temperature, keep into a refrigerator until time to serve.
Cut into bite size, to avoid holding a large piece in your hand.