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walnut butter crunch-annette's

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
Annette W.
Lincoln, NE

THE BEST Christmas candy you will ever eat. Aside from being with family and what the holiday season means, this is the reason I look forward to Christmas the most. This is by far my favorite candy to make in the whole world. I guarantee your family will love it too. They will beg you to make it for them every year. Your Christmas gifts may even improve after this. ;) Recipe is grandmas and mamas.

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Ingredients For walnut butter crunch-annette's

  • 1 lb
  • 2 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 c
    walnuts or black walnuts
  • 6 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp
    light corn syrup

How To Make walnut butter crunch-annette's

  • Chopped walnuts on a baking sheet.
    Line 9x13 cookie sheet with 1 1/2 cups of walnuts that have been chopped in a nut chopper or food processor. Don't over chop them but you want them smaller than they come in the bags marked "chopped" walnuts.
  • Melting butter in a saucepan.
    Melt butter over low heat.
  • Sugar added to the butter.
    Add sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Water and corn syrup added to the saucepan.
    Add water and light corn syrup. Cook over low heat to 290°F crackling stage. Stirring occasionally making sure not to burn the bottom.
  • Candy thermometer added to the saucepan.
    Keep candy thermometer in pot and MAKE SURE you cook to EXACTLY 290° (be patient, this takes time since you're cooking on low).
  • Pouring filling over walnuts.
    Pour filling over walnuts evenly.
  • Chocolate chips sprinkled over the filling.
    Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Spreading melted chocolate chips over the filling.
    Use a butter knife to spread the chocolate evenly over filling as it melts.
  • Sprinkling remaining walnuts over the chocolate.
    Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup black walnuts.
  • Breaking the candy into pieces.
    Let stand to cool before breaking. Once cool, stick butter knife pointed side down and push through candy and break into different sized pieces. ENJOY!