Butter Crunch

This recipe came from my Grandma Hoy!  I also found the exact recipe on the Internet - Better Home and Gardens.  I love toffee.  A coworker mentioned one day that she loves toffee as well!  So I thought that I would surprise her and make it for her today.  This was my first time making toffee.  So did it turn out????? Not exactly - kind of chewy and sugary in some spots - not crunchy like the title. So I need a round two or three to get it right.  I still took it to her though.

  • 1/2
    cup coarsely chopped almonds or pecans, toasted
  • 1
    cup butter
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 3
    tablespoons water
  • 1
    tablespoon light-colored corn syrup
  • 3/4
    cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/2
    cup finely chopped almonds or pecans, toasted

Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts in pan. Set pan aside.
Butter sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In saucepan melt butter. Add sugar, water, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring frequently, till thermometer registers 290 degree F, soft-crack stage (about 15 minutes). Watch care-fully after 280 degree F to prevent scorching. Remove saucepan from heat; remove thermometer. Pour candy into the prepared pan.
Let candy stand about 5 minutes or till firm; sprinkle with chocolate. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes. When chocolate has softened, spread over candy. Sprinkle with the 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts. Chill until firm. When candy is firm, use foil to lift it out of pan; break into pieces. Store tightly covered. Makes about 1-1/2 pounds (48 servings).

nutrition facts
  • Servings Per Recipe about 1-1/2 pounds (48 servings)
  • Calories79
  • Total Fat (g)6
  • Saturated Fat (g)2, 
  • Cholesterol (mg)10, 
  • Sodium (mg)39, 
  • Carbohydrate (g)7,
  • Protein (g)1, 
  • Vitamin A (DV%)3, 
  • Iron (DV%)1, 
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
For some helpful tips on making butter crunch see Joy of Baking!!!

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