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"fake " butter crunch

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Carole Davis
Upper Arlington, OH

This chocolate toffee candy was always my favorite growing up as a child and Fanny Farmer made the best. When I married my husband his mother gave me this recipe. I have no idea where it came from but it has been a family favorite for over 40 years.

★★★★★ 1
serves 12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For "fake " butter crunch

  • 2 c
    finely crished vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 c
    firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 6 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts (i use almonds)

How To Make "fake " butter crunch

  • 1
    Combine wafer crumbs, brown sugar and melted butter thoroughly. Then press into the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2 pan to make the base
  • 2
    Bake the base at 350*F for 8 minutes
  • 3
    While the base is cooking, make the toffee. Combine the butter and sugar in a small sauce pan and heat over medium or medium high heat until it boils. About 1 to 2 min
  • 4
    Pour over the baked base and retuen to the oven for another 10 min. at 350*F
  • 5
    Remove from oven and sprinkle with choclate chips. When they begin to melt take a spatula and smooth out the chocolate layer
  • 6
    Sprinkle with nuts and cool. When cool break into bite size pieces.

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