To Die For Buttery Almond Nut Crunch

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup butter
  • 3
    tablespoons water
  • 1 12
    cups slivered almonds
  • 4
    ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 14
    cup finely chopped toasted almond
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the sugar, butter and water in a large, heavy pot with buttered sides.
  • Cook rapidly and stir constantly, being careful not to scrape sides of pan.
  • Cook until mixture reaches 300 degrees or the hard-crack stage, when a small amount of mixture dropped into a glass of cold water separates into threads that are hard and brittle.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of almonds and stir.
  • Quickly turn the candy out onto a buttered cookie sheet.
  • Form into a shape about 1 foot square.
  • When almost cool, brush with melted chocolate and sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  • Break into pieces when cold.
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