KARLA'S ALMOND CRACK

Karla Vermeulem is a pyschology professor who cooks and bakes for her own mental health therapy. I was lucky enough to taste Karla’s addictive Almond Crack over the holidays and I got addicted. Dangerous!

Karla Vermeulem is a pyschology professor who cooks and bakes for her own mental health therapy. I was lucky enough to taste Karla’s addictive Almond Crack over the holidays and I got addicted. Dangerous!

Makes about 30 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups slivered almonds (untoasted)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Maldon salt (or more to taste)

Method

  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Add almonds and stir until coated with butter. Add brown sugar and stir until combined.
  2. Cook, uncovered, over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar and butter liquify together - 20 to 30 minutes. It may seem like it will never come together but keep stirring the best you can until it forms a blob. Standing back, add vanilla and salt and stir in.
  3. Quickly pour the mixture onto a foil lined 9"x13" (approx) baking sheet and using two spoons to spread it into a thin layer.
  4. Cool completely. Break into chunks. If it seems to have excess butter on the bottom place it on paper towels.

KARLA'S ALMOND CRACK

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