Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy Recipe
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Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy Recipe

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Both my children and my grandchildren say the season wouldn't be the same without the big tray of candies and cookies I prepare. This one's the popular part of that collection. We love the nutty pieces draped in chocolate.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups finely chopped toasted almonds
  • 8 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 ounces) equals 375 calories, 26 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil; set aside. Using part of the butter, grease the sides of a large heavy saucepan. Add remaining butter to saucepan; melt over low heat. Add sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage).
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in almonds. Quickly pour into the prepared pan, spreading to cover bottom of pan. Cool completely. Carefully invert pan to remove candy in one piece; remove foil.
  3. Melt half of the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl; spread over top of candy. Let cool. Turn candy over and repeat with remaining chocolate; cool. Break into 2-in. pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Originally published as Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p37

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"I've made this for a number of years and it is a must for my parents every year at Christmas! It is easy to make and MUCH BETTER than any heath bar ever thought of being!"

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