Almond Crunch Recipe
- 4 to 6 unsalted saltine matzo crackers
- 1 cup butter, cubed
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 1 cup Diamond of California Slivered Almonds, toasted
- Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with foil; line the foil with parchment paper. Arrange crackers in pan; set aside.
- In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Spread evenly over crackers.
- Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes (cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly). Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Stir in almonds; spread over top. Cool for 1 hour.
- Break into pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1 pound.
Reviews for Almond Crunch(6)
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This recipe is so easy and so delicious! I use lightly salted matzo and you get that salty/sweet combo. Yum!
Supper tasting, supper easy & cheap to make. What more could you ask of a recipe! A way to make it cheaper yet & still taste the same is just use unsalted saltines instead of matzo crackers. This is definitely a saver recipe.
Always looking for something different to make I stumbled across this recipe last Christmas. It was so popular with my family I made it 8 times. The recipe is so easy and with very few ingredients. I just made batch number 1 for this season. I was smart and purchased more than one box of the Matzo crackers as they can be hard to find.
I stumbled upon this recipe in December and have not made it about 5-6 times for various parties, etc. I most recently made it for a superbowl party. Everytime it has been a HUGE hit w/tons of people asking me for the recipe. I did modify the recipe to use regular saltines as I couldn't find the matzo crackers. I used low salt one time and regular salted another and to be honest, I think the salted were even more popular -- maybe something about that sweet/salty combination. Regardless, this is a great recipe and super easy to make to boot! :-)
Very good recipe. My husband loved it. I actually made as a gift to give to the attorney I work for who is Jewish. He in turn gave some to his mother who raved about it and wanted the recipe too.
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