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Grandma's Famous Christmas Almond Butter Toffee

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“This is my Mom's recipe for her favorite Christmas candy to make and give as gifts to friends. Everyone always looked forward to receiving and enjoying her Christmas Toffee!!! My mom was a fabulous cook!!!”
READY IN:
1hr
YIELD:
20-24 pieces
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups real butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 23 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate candy bars, melted (like Hershey bars)
  • 2 12 cups sliced almonds, toasted
  • 23 cup toasted almond, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a heavy 4 quart saucepan. Add sugar syrup and water.
  2. Cook mixture, stirring often to hard crack stage (300F on a candy thermometer and medium golden brown)
  3. Watch carefully after syrup reaches 230F - do not over cook - it will scorch! - do not under cook - it will not be brittle. Test in cold water - it will be of brittle texture.
  4. Quickly stir in the sliced toasted almonds. Turn out on large ungreased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
  5. Melt chocolate in double boiler over hot water.
  6. After candy sets, spread with melted chocolate.
  7. Sprinkle finely chopped almonds over soft chocolate.
  8. Chill entire candy; then break into sizable pieces.

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