Butter almond crunch

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
1¾ cup Chopped almonds; divided
1½ cup Butter or margarine
1¾ cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Light corn syrup
3 tablespoons Water

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13x9x 2-inch pan with foil; butter foil.

Sprinkle 1 cup chocolate chips into pan; set aside. In shallow baking pan spread chopped almonds. Bake about 7 minutes or until golden brown; set aside. In heavy 3-quart saucepan melt butter; blend in sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to 300 degrees F on a candy thermometer (hard-crack stage) or until mixture, when dropped into very cold water, separates into threads that are hard and brittle. Bulb of candy thermometer should not rest on bottom of saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in 1-½ cups toasted almonds. Immediately spread mixture evenly over chocolate chips in prepared pan; do not disturb chips. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup toasted almonds and remaining ½ cup chocolate chips; cool slightly. With sharp knife score into 1½ inch squares, wiping knife blade after drawing through candy. Cool completely; remove from pan. Remove foil; break into pieces. Store in airtight container in cool, dry place.

Recipe by: Treasury of Christmas Recipes (1991) Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #937 by "Eugene Johnston" <ejohnston@...> on Nov 30, 1997

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