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Almond Buttercrunch Candy

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Servings: Approximately 5 dozen pieces
3/4 cup butter
2 cups white (granulated) sugar
1 cup chopped almonds
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

In a saucepan over low heat, combine the butter, sugar and 1 cup chopped almonds. Stir constantly until mixture boils, then do not stir or shake. Heat to 300 to 310 degrees F (149 to 154 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads.

Pour onto a large buttered cookie sheet. Immediately press chocolate chips onto the hot candy. As the chocolate melts, spread it into a coating over the candy.
Sprinkle finely chopped almonds over the top; cool, and break into uneven pieces.

Makes approximately 5 dozen pieces.

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Submitted By: Ariel Smith
Date: 11/28/02

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