Chocolate Lebkuchen

Chocolate Lebkuchen

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"This recipe comes from Christmas, 1961. These bars have a light, tart frosting. This dough needs to ripen for a couple of days, but it's worth it."

Ingredients

3 d 1 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 135 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 39 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine sugar, honey and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, stir together the honey mixture with the chocolate chips, almonds, candied fruit, eggs, and orange juice. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, baking soda and baking powder; stir into the fruit and nut mixture. Tightly cover the bowl, and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days to blend the flavors.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. Spread the dough evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool and frost with the orange frosting.
  4. To make the orange frosting, put the confectioners' sugar in a small bowl, and beat in the orange juice 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Spread over the cooled bars. Cut bars into diamond shapes, and place cinnamon candies on top then sprinkle with the green sugar.
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I am half German and have searched for years for a recipe that comes close to the ones my uncle sent us when I was young. This is it! Thank you, Juanita! Forget the cinnamon candy (totally una...

This is the most authentic recipe I have found for lebkuchen. I added grated lemon and orange peel to the dough. For the icing I added orange peel and more juice to make a thin glaze. Another c...

I KNOW IT IS NOT FAST, BUT MY DAUGHTER, WHO IS 10, LOVED IT, EVEN WITH IT TAKING LONG. IT WAS STILL FAIRLY EASY FOR HER TO HELP WITH AND IT TASTES AUTHENTIC GERMAN!