Monday, April 12, 2010
These are salty, sweet, chocolaty and crunchy all at once. They remind me of a cross between a nut brittle and a fudge, even if that sounds kinda difficult to picture. Cut them in small pieces - they're rich!!!
Nutty Chocolate Crunch Candy Bars
9 x 13" pan | Adapted from Bars and Squares
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp corn syrup
2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped salted mixed nuts
1/4 cup slivered almonds, for sprinkling
1. Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with greased foil or a silicone baking mat. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the prepared pan.
2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan melt the butter, sugar and corn syrup over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Turn up heat a little bit, watching carefully and stirring occasionally. When mixture begins to brown add in the chopped nuts. Continue heating until mixture turns a deep golden brown color - don't burn it!
3. Immediately remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips in pan. With a rubber spatula smooth out to desired thickness (I did mine 1/3"). Sprinkle immediately with slivered almonds, pressing into candy so they stick. Cool fully before scoring and cutting bars. You can cheat here and put them in the fridge to speed up the process if you like.