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Almond Crunch Recipe

Almond Crunch Recipe

Once you start eating this taste-tempting treat, you may not be able to stop! Matzo crackers are topped with buttery caramel, chocolate and slivered almonds...and then baked to perfection. —Sharalyn Zander, Jacksonville, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 unsalted matzo crackers
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Break into pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1 pound.

Nutritional Facts

2 ounce-weight: 517 calories, 36g fat (18g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Almond Crunch

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ash5563 User ID: 5905405 67254
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"This recipe is so easy and so delicious! I use lightly salted matzo and you get that salty/sweet combo. Yum!"

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ryan0705 User ID: 3574117 148224
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"WOW!!!!

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."

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flowerz56 User ID: 4807058 162613
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"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."

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allieoooop User ID: 5608999 94569
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"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! :-)"

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LegalSec User ID: 548619 94562
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"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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Raggamuffin User ID: 3425624 67252
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"This was an easy recipe and everyone loved it. I would make it again. My neighboor said it was better than..."

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