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Almond Crunch Toffee Recipe
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Almond Crunch Toffee Recipe

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This recipe has been my claim to fame since I was 14 years old. One bite and you won't be able to stop eating it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:33 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 33 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate candy bars, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate-covered coffee beans, halved
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped


  1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a heavy 3-qt. saucepan, melt remaining butter. Stir in the sugar, water and salt. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage), stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in almonds. Cook until candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage), stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in baking soda until light and foamy. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate; let stand for 5 minutes. Carefully spread chocolate; sprinkle with pecans and peanuts. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with coffee beans; press down lightly. Chill for 1 hour or until chocolate is firm.
  4. In a microwave, melt white chocolate, stir until smooth. Drizzle over candy. Chill 30 minutes longer or until firm.
  5. Using foil, lift candy out of pan; discard foil. Break candy into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Almond Crunch Toffee in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p82

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"My girlfriend gave this to me for Christmas and it's delicious! It was not too sweet or rich but just right. It's like a really good potato chip - you can't have just one. I'll be making some for myself later on and would definitely give it as a gift! Thanks!!"

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