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Toffee Almond Sticks

 Toffee Almond Sticks
These lovely little layered treats boast a buttery bottom and soft toffee top with a sprinkling of almonds. One recipe even makes enough to set some aside for company...if Santa doesn't get to them first!
54 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg yolk, vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Gradually stir in
  • flour and mix well.
  • Spread evenly onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chips, corn syrup, shortening,
  • water and remaining salt. Cover and microwave until chocolate is
  • melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Spread over slightly cooled
  • crust. Sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate until set. Cut into 2-in.
  • x 1-in. strips. Yield: about 4 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 75 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.