Chocolate Nut Crunch

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by CulinaryQueen

From The Little Black Book of Chocolate. Haven't made this yet myself, so I just estimated on the time. Cooking time is setting time. No baking involved but you will need a candy thermometer. Put pieces into decorative clear bags tied with ribbon for a Christmas stocking stuffer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 15" X 10" cookie sheet and set aside.
  2. Place sugar, butter, salt and water in heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture reaches soft-ball stage (234F-240F on candy thermometer).
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts and pour onto prepared cookie sheet. Spread with greased spatula to about 1/4" thickness and set aside until cool.
  4. Place chocolate in heavy saucepan and cook over low heat until melted. Spread melted chocolate over cooled nut mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup nuts.
  5. Set aside until chocolate is firmly set.
  6. Break into pieces as you would peanut brittle.
  7. Store in airtight container.
  8. NOTE: You may even want to drizzle some melted white chocolate or sprinkle red or green sprinkles for serving during the holidays.

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