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Chocolate Almond Brittle

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 pound dark or milk chocolate confectionery coating


In a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, corn syrup.

Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

Stir in almonds; microwave on high for 4 minutes.

Add the butter and vanilla; microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes.

Stir in baking soda.

As soon as the mixture foams, quickly pour onto a greased metal baking sheet.

Cool completely.

Break into 2-in. pieces.

Melt chocolate coating in a double boiler or microwave.

Dip one side of brittle in chocolate and place on waxed paper to harden.

Store in an airtight container.

Yield: about 1 pound.

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