Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy Recipe
- 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)
- 1. Line a 13x9-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.
2 ounce-weight: 375 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
Reviews for Old-Time Butter Crunch Candy
"It tastes good, but next time I'd make a few adjustments. As I break the candy, the coating comes off. It also took about fourteen years (more like six hours) since the candy took so long to cool, and then the chocolate to solidify as a coating. I'd probably break up the candy and then dip the pieces in the chocolate, and I'd use less chocolate, since this needed only six chocolate bars rather than 8. Replace the almonds with another kind of nut if you like--I used pecans."
"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!"