"Fake " Butter Crunch

Carole Davis


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.


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20 Min
20 Min


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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


  • 1Combine 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
  • 2Bake the base at 350*F for 8 minutes
  • 3While 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
  • 4Pour over the baked base and retuen to the oven for another 10 min. at 350*F
  • 5Remove from oven and sprinkle with choclate chips. When they begin to melt take a spatula and smooth out the chocolate layer
  • 6Sprinkle with nuts and cool. When cool break into bite size pieces.

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About "Fake " Butter Crunch

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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