Chocolate Almond Brittle
Oh, so yummy! The brittle is poured over the roasted almonds, and then covered in chocolate and topped with pecan pieces. This will go fast!
- 1 cup unblanched (skin on) whole almonds
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 (12-ounce) package milk chocolate chips (2 cups)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 80mins
Toast almonds by spreading them in a single layer on a plate and microwaving on high for 2 to 3 minutes (stir after each minute). On foil-lined baking sheet, arrange almonds in a single layer over an area measuring approximately 13x9 inches.
In a heavy 2-quart saucepan combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Cook over med-high heat, stirring constantly with a clean, dry wooden spoon till butter is melted. Continue cooking and stirring for approximately. 7 to 10 minutes until candy is the color of the brown skin of the almonds; it will start smoking slightly. Immediately pour candy, without scraping pan, over almonds, covering all nuts. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the hot candy. Wait 1 minute and spread the melted chocolate until it is smooth. Sprinkle with pecans. Let cool and break into pieces. Store in a tightly covered container in cool place or refrigerator.