Almond Crunch

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1 cup blanched slivered almonds
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
2 cups milk chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Arrange almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in the preheated oven until lightly browned, approximately 5 minutes.

Line a jelly roll pan with foil.

In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, corn syrup, and water.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil, without stirring, to hard crack stage, 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

Remove from heat.

Working quickly, stir in almonds, and pour mixture into foil lined jelly roll pan; tip pan from side to side to spread candy evenly in pan.

Sprinkle chocolate chips over candy brittle. Let stand about 5 minutes, or until shiny and soft. Spread chocolate evenly over candy. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for 1 hour. Break into bite-size pieces.