Don't get too excited like I did. These did not turn out so well. Turns out when a recipe calls for a food processor you really need a food processor.
Yes, a food processor is on my wish list. I think there might even be one waiting for me in my mom's kitchen. Today, though, I decided that I could finely chop a cup of almonds using a knife and cutting board. In retrospect, I could have gone to Target or to my parents', picked up a food processor, come back home, and chopped the nuts in less time than it took to chop them myself. And they would have actually been finely chopped. And I wouldn't have a blister on my finger.
So they look nice:
And they don't taste bad. They just have very large pieces of almond in them. Rather than a nice almond meal to hold this sticky treat together.
On an unrelated note, check out this video of the presidential candidates roasting each other at a fundraiser last night:
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