"I love anything different...and spicy...and almondy...and buttery... Adapted from Land O Lakes."
( plus extra to butter foil)
1 1/2 teaspoons
coarse fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or 1/2 teaspoon
coarse grain salt
light corn syrup
Heat oven to 350°F Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Lightly butter foil; set aside.
Combine almonds and 1 teaspoon melted butter in small bowl; toss lightly to coat. Spread onto prepared pan. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Bake, stirring once, 5-8 minutes or until nuts are lightly toasted.
Meanwhile, combine 2/3 cup butter, sugar and corn syrup in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
Cook 9-12 minutes until candy thermometer reaches 300°F or small amount of mixture dropped into cold water forms hard brittle strands. Remove from heat; stir in toasted nuts.
Pour mixture onto same foil-lined pan; spread to thin layer. Cool 15 minutes; break into pieces.