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Buttery Almond Crunch

 Buttery Almond Crunch
Meet the Cook: This delectable candy is crisp but not as hard as peanut brittle. Some people say it reminds them of the toffee center of a well-known candy bar. Besides cooking, I enjoy gardening, sewing, needlework and family get-togethers. Husband Bob and I have six children, nine grandkids and three great-grandkids. -Mildred Clothier, Oregon, Illinois
5 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • Line an 8-in. square pan with foil; butter the foil with 1/2
  • tablespoon butter. Set aside.
  • Spread the sides of a heavy saucepan with 1/2 tablespoon butter. Add
  • 1/2 cup of butter, sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over
  • medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture
  • is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in almonds. Quickly pour into
  • prepared pan.
  • Refrigerate until firm. Invert pan and remove foil. Break candy into
  • pieces. Yield: 10 ounces.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 ounces) equals 379 calories, 30 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.