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Almond Addiction : Sweet & Salty Crunch

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Once your friends and family have tasted this chocolate-almond toffee candy, they will never look at you the same way. There will always be a little glint in their eye, wondering when you will make them more of this addictive treat and how much they will get.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 15 minutes prep
    20 minutes cooking time
    Two 45-minute waiting times, each followed by 5 minutes hands on
    Total time: About 2 1/4 hours


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks–NOT MARGARINE)
    1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
    1 tablespoon light corn syrup
    3 tablespoons water
    1 3/4 cups toasted almonds*, chopped, divided
    8 ounces milk chocolate chips, divided

Number of Servings

  • Well, hard to predict, because people usually eat more than they plan to. This makes about 2 1/2 pounds.


  • 9×13 pan
    2-3 qt saucepan
    candy thermometer
    wood or silicone spoon
    Microwave oven or double boiler


  • Preheat oven to 375°
    Line 9×13 pan with foil, leaving foil “handles” to extend beyond both ends of the pan
    Measure sliced almonds, spread them onto a cookie sheet, and toast in 375° oven 5-8 minutes, then chop or smash into coarse bits. (Then turn off the oven.)
    Measure all ingredients into separate bowls ahead of time. More info on this in the podcast!

Additional Notes