Almond Buttercrunch Candy I

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This recipe has been in our family for years, and it is our favorite. It is delicious and addicting. Get ready to go on a diet after the holidays!

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
56
Yield:
3 1/2 pounds

Ingredients

  • 2 (11.5 ounce) packages milk chocolate chips, divided

  • 2 cups butter

  • 1 pound brown sugar

  • 1 cup blanched slivered almonds, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Grease a 14 x 18 inch cookie sheet.

  2. Sprinkle one package of chocolate chips on prepared pan. Place in warm oven until chips melt, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and spread melted chocolate over bottom of pan; set aside.

  3. In a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter and brown sugar. Stirring constantly, heat to 300 to 310 degrees F (149 to 154 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads. Immediately remove from heat. Stir in 3/4 cup slivered almonds and pour onto pan with melted chocolate; spread mixture evenly.

  4. Sprinkle remaining package of chocolate chips over the almond layer. The heat from the almond layer will melt the chocolate chips; spread melted chocolate evenly. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup almonds over chocolate.

  5. Cut into squares, or allow to harden in a solid sheet and break it apart like brittle. Cool completely before removing from pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
11g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 56
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.