Monday, March 08, 2010

Butter-Nut Crunch

This is also from Mable's book. I looked her up and she does have a lot of cookbooks available. I do like these recipes - easy and yummy sounding.
Readers here know candy-making and I do not agree, usually. But I have been looking up pralines for a show I'm doing based on The Help in a few weeks - Vintage Southern Treats. I need a good pralines recipe. I came across this candy recipe in Mable's book and I think I'll include it with some praline recipe - it certainly looks good and it is easy.
Butter-Nut Crunch
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 (6 oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Butter a 15x10 cookie sheet; set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, salt, butter or margarine and water. Cook until mixture reaches soft-crack stage or 270F on a candy thermometer. (Provided you haven't melted yours like I did...) Stir in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Pour onto prepared cookie sheet. If necessary, spread to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cool. Melt chocolate; spread over cooled candy. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. When cool, break into irregular chunks. Makes 35 - 40 pieces.

1 comment:

Janice said...

Funny how candy just doesn't date at all! Looks yummy.