1 c. ground hazelnuts
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. oats
1 c. flour
1 1/4 c. whipping cream
2 c. coarsely chopped Daim (chocolate covered toffee candies)
1 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. powdered sugar
additional powdered sugar, candy for decoration
Daim are a popular Swedish candy similar to Heath bars: a crunchy buttery toffee center enrobed in chocolate.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a 10 in. diameter springform pan with baking parchment.
In a mixing bowl, combine hazelnuts, sugar, and eggs. Add flour and oats. Beat until well combined.
Pour batter into the prepared springform pan and bake in the middle of a 400 degree F oven for 25 min.
Remove from oven, allow to cool completely.
In a medium bowl, beat cream together with cocoa and vanilla. Beat until stiff, adding powdered sugar to taste. (If you substitute hot chocolate mix for the cocoa powder, do not add any additional sugar.)
Chop Daim coarsely. Stir into whipped cream.
Spread the whipped cream mixture evenly over the cooled hazelnut crust.
Garnish with additional chopped Daim, or with the chocolate candy of your choice.
Submitted by Gretchen Grant Contributed on: and modified on Friday October 12th, 2007