Toffee Butter Crunch
Because of the amount of butter in this candy recipe, the toffee does not stick to the unbuttered foil.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds or pecans, toasted
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon light-colored corn syrup
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds or pecans, toasted
Butter sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In saucepan melt butter. Add sugar, water, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring frequently, till thermometer registers 290 degree F, soft-crack stage (about 15 minutes). Watch carefully after 280 degree F to prevent scorching. Remove saucepan from heat; remove thermometer. Pour candy into the prepared pan.
Let candy stand about 5 minutes or till firm; sprinkle with chocolate. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes. When chocolate has softened, spread over candy. Sprinkle with the 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts. Chill until firm. When candy is firm, use foil to lift it out of pan; break into pieces. Store tightly covered. Makes about 1-1/2 pounds (48 servings).
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 79, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 10, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 7, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (RE) 31, sodium (mg) 39, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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