When it comes to fun desserts, these Buttercrunch Bites are amazing. This is one of those cool dessert recipes that you can make to impress, because its pretty impressive when you can make a type of chocolate bar at home using all natural ingredients. If you ever have a look at the ingredients on a candy bar package, you will probably see a lot of ingredients you don't even know. While it's convenient to buy candy bars at the store, there can be a lot of preservatives in them that aren't good for us, so as always, making them at home will be healthier. For this recipe, you'll need a candy thermometer to measure the temperature of the candy filling as it cooks on the stove. Candy can be pretty finicky but having a kitchen thermometer will help you immensely. You can also make this dessert into Almond Rocca by following the handy tip below. Enjoy this delicious recipe and other dessert recipes from Grandmother's collection.***
Makes a 9x13 pan, 30 pieces more or less
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1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 Tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups milk chocolate chips
Tools needed: A candy thermometer
*Optional: If you want to use almonds on this and make it into an almond roca, have ready 1 cup toasted finely chopped almonds.
Line a 9x13 cake pan with aluminum foil and grease generously with butter. Make the piece of aluminum foil large enough that it extends up the sides. This will make for easier removal of the candy.
Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan over low heat.
Once the butter has melted stir in the sugar, water and corn syrup and bring the mixture to a boil. Boil until the temperature reaches 300F. on your candy thermometer. This can take about 20 minutes to get to temperature.
Pour the mixture onto your prepared baking sheet and let set.
Meanwhile, place the chocolate chips into a small saucepan and heat over low. When the chocolate has melted drizzle on top of the buttercrunch candy. Use a heat resistant rubber spatula to spread out evenly on the top.
*Note: If you decided to use nuts, this would be the time to sprinkle on top of the melted chocolate and gently press down with the spatula to secure them onto the chocolate.
Allow to cool, then lift the buttercrunch from the pan and use a large sharp knife to cut/break into pieces.
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Nutrition Facts for: Buttercrunch Bites From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Butter, granulated sugar, water, salt, light corn syrup, chocolate chips.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 30 servings * Per Serving:Calories 183, Calories from Fat 101, Total Fat 11.2g 17%, Saturated Fat 7.2g 36%, Cholesterol 18mg 6%, Sodium 88mg 4%, Potassium 30mg 1%, Carbohydrates 21.3g 7%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 19.0g, Protein 0.6g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 1%
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