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Almond Butter Crunch Candy

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Almond Butter Crunch Candy is a wonderful holiday treat 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. 

Almond Brittle Candy Recipe

*Disclaimer – This recipe was originally published in 2011. I’m working hard to update all my older recipes with recipe cards, new photos, and additional recipe information. But, getting to all of them will take time. Please bear with me. In the meantime let me assure you that this recipe is still a winner and one I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with when you make it at home.

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.