Chocolate Panforte

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 1994

When made at home, this classic Italian holiday confection has a fresh, sweet taste and a chewy texture halfway between fruit and candy. A holdover from the late Middle Ages, when the use of nuts, preserved fruits, and spices signified luxury and wealthy, panforte is dense, chewy, spicy, and sweet.

SERVES 16

TIME 1 hour, plus 2 hours cooling

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

A holdover from the late Middle Ages, when the use of nuts, preserved fruits, and spices signified luxury and wealth, panforte is dense, chewy, spicy, and sweet. Our panforte recipe, filled with plenty of nuts, spices, candied fruit, and ho...

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