Recipe by Mimi in Maine
This is a yummy candy that I make each year to put in amongst (if that is a word) my cookies on the trays. It came from a Better Homes & Garden Candy Cookbook back in the '60s. It is one that is easy to make and comes out great every time. It is very tasty and has a great crunch if you are sure to bring it to the hard crack stage.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1⁄3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds (toasted)
- 4 (4 1/2 ounce) milk chocolate candy bars (melted)
- 1 cup finely chopped almonds (toasted)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large saucepan melt butter; add sugar, corn syrup, and water.
- Cook stirring occasionally to hard-crack stage (300 degrees) on a candy thermometer--watch carefully after 280 degrees as it rises fast after this.
- Quickly stir in the coarsely chopped almonds.
- Spread in ungreased 9x13 pan.
- Cool thoroughly and turn out onto waxed paper.
- Melt the chocolate and spread half on top of the candy.
- Sprinkle with half of the finely chopped almonds.
- Cover with wax paper and invert.
- Spread the other half of chocolate and sprinkle other half of nuts.
- If necessary chill in refrigerator till chocolate is firm.
- Crack in pieces.