Almond Butter Crunch Almond Butter Crunch

Almond Butter Crunch | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Alanna Davey Image by: Yvonne Duivenvoorden Author: Canadian Living

Making chocolate-covered buttery toffee at home is easier than you think! If you're new to candy-making, be sure to use an accurate candy thermometer (digital is best) to help you determine when the toffee is ready.

  • Prep time 1 minute
  • Total time 1 hour & 15 minutes



In saucepan, heat together sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt and 1/3 cup water over medium heat, stirring with wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved; bring to boil. Boil, without stirring but brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water, until candy thermometer reads 280°F (138°C) or 1 tsp mixture dropped in cold water forms hard
pliable threads, about 15 minutes. Stir in chopped almonds.

Immediately pour into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Using greased offset palette knife, smooth top. Let stand at room temperature until almost set but still pliable, about 7 minutes. Lift out onto cutting board. Using greased sharp knife, cut lengthwise into 8 strips; cut crosswise to make 64 pieces. Let cool until tops are shiny and candy is not yet hard but holds indentation when pressed, about 5 minutes.

In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate, stirring, until smooth. Let cool slightly. Using 2 forks, dip toffee pieces into chocolate, 1 at a time, tapping forks on edge of bowl to remove excess. Transfer to waxed paper–lined baking sheet; sprinkle with sliced almonds. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 20 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 7 days.)

Change it up: Peanut Butter Crunch
Substitute almonds with roasted salted peanuts.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: To toast almonds, spread them in a single layer onto a rimmed baking sheet; bake in a 375°F (190°C) oven until fragrant and golden, about 10 minutes.

Makes 64 pieces.

Nutritional facts per piece: about

  • Sodium 23 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 82.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 38 mg
  • Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
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