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Almond Crunch

Once you start eating this taste-tempting treat, you may not be able to stop! Matzo crackers are topped with buttery caramel, chocolate and slivered almonds...and then baked to perfection. —Sharalyn Zander, Jacksonville, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1 pound

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 unsalted matzo crackers
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with foil; line the foil with parchment. Arrange crackers in pan; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Spread evenly over crackers.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes (cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly). Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Stir in almonds; spread over top. Cool for 1 hour.
  • Break into pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
2 ounces: 517 calories, 36g fat (18g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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