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The Best Almond Crunch Toffee Candy

Delicious, buttery, and crackly almond crunch toffee candy topped with smooth, creamy, melted chocolate and rich, chopped pecans -- only five simple ingredients and half an hour for candy perfection!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Gluten-free, chocolate, easy recipes, dessert, spiced pecans, candy, toffee candy, toffee, candymaking, sweet treats, almonds, valentines day
Servings: 8 people
Author: LM

Equipment

  • Candy or instant read thermometer

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups salted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup raw almonds sliced
  • 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts finely chopped

Instructions

  • Cover a medium-sized baking sheet completely with aluminum foil, and grease it lightly with cooking spray.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat, but do not let it boil.
  • Add sugar and increase heat to medium, continuously and gently stirring until a candy thermometer reaches 260ºF.
  • Add almonds and continue stirring constantly until the candy thermometer reaches 295ºF.
  • Pour sugar and almond mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, ensuring that it spreads out evenly over the whole sheet pan, including into the corners.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals or on the stove over low heat until it is spreadable.
  • When the candy has cooled slightly, spread the chocolate on top, taking care to cover the entire surface and smooth it out.
  • While the chocolate is still warm, sprinkle the chopped walnuts or pecans over the surface.
  • Allow to cool completely for several hours in a cool, dry place, or in the refrigerator. Once the candy has hardened, you can break it apart using a mezzaluna or the sharp point of a pairing knife. The candy should automatically shatter into bite sized pieces.
  • Store candy in an air-tight container at ambient temperature for up to 4 days, or refrigerated for up to a week (not that it will take you that long to eat it).

Notes

As Shuggie would say: "Delicious!" <3
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