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Walnut Butter Crunch

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

About 2-1/2 pounds

Maybe it's the extra butter that makes this lip-smacking crunch so delectable. It takes a long time to make, but my family and friends insist it's worth every minute!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 2 cups butter, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Grease a 15x10x1-in. pan with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cube remaining butter; add to sugar mixture. Cook until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage). Stir in walnuts. Immediately spread into prepared pan. Cool.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle or spread over candy. Sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts. Break into pieces.

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