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Old 06-12-2003, 02:16 AM
M. Cummins
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Default Holiday treats

I'm throwing a holdiay party. Does anyone know a good recipe for a
nice bite-size dessert or cookie?

This could make a nice addition to your dessert plate and it's one of those
things that's really easy, but looks like it was impressively difficult to
make. )

Toffee Butter Crunch

1 cup butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 tablespoons water
1 cup coarsely chopped blanched almonds, toasted
4 4-1/2-ounce bars milk chocolate, melted
1 cup finely chopped blanched almonds, toasted

Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook over
medium heat, stirring now and then, to hard-crack stage (300 F on your candy
thermometer) - watch carefully after temperature reaches 280 F. Quickly stir
in coarsely chopped nuts; spread in well-greased 13x9 inch pan. Cool
thoroughly. Turn out on waxed paper; spread top with half the melted
chocolate; sprinkle with half the finely chopped nuts. Cover with waxed
paper; invert; spread again with remaining chocolate. Sprinkle top with
remaining nuts. If necessary, chill to firm chocolate. Break into pieces.

Mimi Cummins
co-author of the book "Christmas Cookies Are for Giving: Recipes, Stories
and Tips for Making Heartwarming Gifts"
Available at
at or your favorite bookstore.
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