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Christmas Crunch From Good Housekeeping 1998 Holiday Best
I have been drooling over this recipe for weeks now, in a magazine. I finally decided to make it and was amazed that it was not
as hard as it seemed. Oh, but it is yummier than I could have hoped!
From Good Housekeeping 1998 Holiday Best
Over medium heat cook water, sugar and corn syrup to boiling, add butter. Put in candy thermometer and cook, stirring
occasionally until mixture reaches 300 degrees (or hard crack stage)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup butter (or margarine)
- 8 oz slivered blanched almonds, lightly toasted and chopped finely. (separate out 1/3 cup for topping).
- 2 1oz squares unsweetened chocolate
- 2 1oz squares semisweet chocolate
- 1 tsp shortening
Remove from heat, quickly stir in chopped almonds (reserving 1/3 cup for topping) and spread candy onto a lightly greased
10x15" pan. Let cool on rack.
When candy is almost cool, make the chocolate glaze-
melt chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Remove candy from pan in one piece and place on cutting board. Cover with chocolate, then sprinkle with remaining almonds,
pressing lightly into chocolate.
Allow glaze to set and cool for about an hour. When set, break into pieces, store in airtight container separated with wax paper
and use within 2 weeks (trust me it wont last that long!)
Posted by Joan on December 13, 1998
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