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Type Confectionery
Place of origin Spain
Region or state Vilafranca del Penedès
Main ingredients Almonds, caramel, white chocolate or a mixture of almond, hazelnut and milk
Cookbook: Catànies  Media: Catànies

Catànies (Catalan pronunciation: [kəˈtaniəs], singular: catània) is a chocolate sweet typical of Vilafranca del Penedès and some other near towns made with marcona, a prestigious Catalan almond type. They are toasted and covered first by caramel and then by a thick layer of white chocolate or a mixture of almond, hazelnut and milk. Finally, they are covered by a thin layer of powdered black chocolate, sometimes mixed with a little bit of icing sugar.[1] They are often offered as a gift or served alongside coffee after a meal.

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  1. ^ "Don't call then "cocoa dusted almond', call them "catanies"". The Real Tapas. 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2016-06-17.