National Almond Buttercrunch Day
This almond buttercrunch is a delicious, crunchy, caramelized treat. National Almond Buttercrunch Day allows you to enjoy this delicious, rich treat and learn more about its history. This mouthwatering treat is the base of some of the best confections. It is recommended to be accompanied with any kind of chocolate.
This sweet treat was very popular in World War II. It’s easy shipping made it the ideal choice to send as a care package. The most well-known form of this candy is the one made by Brown & Haley, a Seattle, WA company. To keep the candy fresh and delicious, they wrapped them in their gold wrappers.
Toffee is made from the base ingredients (basically caramelized sugar and butter) and then boiled to hard crack stage (roughly between 149-154 Celsius or 300-310 Fareneight). The almonds are added just before the toffee reaches the hard crack stage. This makes the Almond Buttercrunch from simple toffee crunch! To give it its signature look and flavor, the Almond Roca brand is chilled, then coated in chocolate and then rolled with crumbled almonds.
Share the joy and delicious taste of National Almond Buttercrunch Day. This wonderful base can be used to make candies and give them to family and friends. You can visit their factory if you are in Seattle. Or, you can stop by your local candymaker to get a homemade authentic taste. You can also make this recipe if you feel adventurous.
These are the things you’ll need:
This recipe is as easy and straightforward as it gets. Preparation is key. Spray nonstick foil with butter or nonstick cooking spray and line an 8×4 breadpan. Next, melt the butter and corn syrup together in a small saucepan. Stir slowly over medium heat until the brown sugar is dissolved. Once the brown sugar has melted, set a timer and cook the mixture for 6 minutes. A candy thermometer is helpful here. It should reach 143c (or 290f) before you take it off the heat.
Mix in the almonds. Pour/scrape the mixture into a bread pan, leaving it about 1/2 inch thick. Let it cool down for three minutes. Pour the melted chocolate on top. Sprinkle with nuts and cut into bars. Put them in the refrigerator to set the chocolate, then place them in an airtight container. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. They are best kept at room temperature.
This is only one of many delicious almond buttercrunch recipes that you can make. There are also chewy versions if you want a more soft snack. This recipe is easy to make, so get creative and send it to your loved ones to celebrate National Almond Buttercrunch Day.
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