By Kevin Williams
This recipe comes to us from the Mennonite community outside of Harrisonburg, Virginia. This would make an excellent recipe to make for the holidays and maybe give to someone as a gift in a colorful tin or jar.
If you are new to candy making, this is a super easy recipe to try…but you might be scratching your head about the “hard crack” stage of candy…If you don’t know what this here is a quick 1-minute video I found that explains it pretty well.
These hard candies, whether they be peanut brittle or cashew crunch or this almond butter crunch, are all very popular among Amish cooks for giving around the holidays.
- 1½ cups sliced almonds
- 3 /4 cup butter
- 1 1 /2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 3 tablespoons water
- Melt butter in saucepan.
- Add sugar, syrup, and water.
- Stir until dissolved.
- Boil until hard crack (290 degrees) without stirring.
- Remove from heat.
- Add nuts and stir to coat.
- Pour onto greased cookie sheet and spread thin.
- Cool and break into pieces.
- Makes 1 1 /2 pounds of candy.