Old Fashioned Butter Crunch


1 cup butter
1 and 1/4 cups sugar
2 tbsp light corn syrup
2 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups finely chopped toasted almonds
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate pieces

How to prepare

Melt butter in a heavy 3 liter saucepan over low heat. Add sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook over med heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches hard crack stage, (300 degrees on a candy thermometer. ) Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Stir in toasted almonds. Spread mixture into a buttered 13 x 9 inch pan. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces. When chocolate is melted, spread evenly over candy. Let cool completely. When chocolate is set, break into pieces.

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