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Toffee Butter Crunch Recipe
|Coarsely chopped pecans/Toasted almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||1 Tablespoon|
|Semisweet chocolate pieces/Milk chocolate pieces||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Finely chopped pecans/Toasted almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Calories 1015 Calories from Fat 678
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 78 g120.3%
Saturated Fat 38.2 g190.8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 121 mg
Sodium 8.5 mg0.4%
Total Carbohydrates 84 g28%
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.9%
Sugars 76.2 g
Protein 3 g6.2%
Vitamin A 28.4% Vitamin C 0.52%
Calcium 3.4% Iron 4.1%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Sprinkle coarsely chopped nuts on bottom of pan, set aside.
Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan.
In pan melt butter over low heat.
Stir in sugar, water and corn syrup.
Cook over medium-high heat to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
This takes about 4 minutes.
Clip candy thermometer to pan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently till thermometer registers 290Â°F, soft crack stage.
Reaching soft crack stage should take about 15 minutes.
Remove pan from heat.
Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Let stand 2-3 minutes or till surface is firm.
Sprinkle with chocolate pieces, let stand 1-2 minutes.
When softened, spread pieces evenly over mixture.
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts, press nuts lightly into melted chocolate.
Chill till firm.
Lift candy out of pan, break into pieces.
Store, tightly covered.
Makes about 1 1/2 pounds.