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Almond Butter Crunch

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Almond Butter Crunch is a wonderful holiday candy recipe that goes back a really long time in my family.  It’s perfect for gift giving and is very quick and simple to make. 

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I hope you’ll give this holiday candy a try and let me know what you think.  Don’t look now but I think these two are just dying for a taste of Almond Butter Crunch Candy.

Almond Butter Brittle Recipe


1 1/2 cups blanched, slivered almonds
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
Red and green sugar (optional)

-In a large heavy saucepan pan, over medium heat, melt the butter.
-Add the sugar, increase the heat to medium-high, and stir to completely melt the sugar.
-Add the corn syrup and almonds.
-Continue to cook, stirring often, until the mixture beings to turn a nice golden brown color (approximately 7-10 minutes) being careful not to burn it.  The mixture will also thicken as it browns.
-Meanwhile, prepare 2 – 9 inch round cake pans by completely covering them with aluminum foil. There is no need to butter them as there is a lot of butter in your candy mixture.
-When your candy is nicely browned, turn it out into the two prepared pans. Working quickly but carefully, spread the mixture evenly into each pan.
-This is the point I like to sprinkle the red and green sugar on top but that part is completely optional.
-Allow your candy to cool thoroughly and then you can remove it from the pan by just lifting out the foil.
-Break it into bite-size pieces and you’re ready to package it as a gift or serve it any way you choose.

Almond Butter Crunch Candy

Well, well, well, look here!  I guess it pays to be patient and wait.  You are rewarded for your efforts!!!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!


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Monday 19th of December 2011

Wow, this looks delicious! Love that your nutcrackers each got a treat! I think my husband would love this if it were made with his favourite cashews!

Andrew's Mom

Monday 19th of December 2011

Looks good Renee! I love nutcrackers.