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Chocolate Espresso Hazenut Buttercrunch Candy

This sweet, rich, buttery Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Buttercrunch Candy is a candy everyone will love.
Course: Desserts
Author: Kristi

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 11.5 ounce package milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder

Instructions

  • Butter the bottom of a 9"x13" baking dish. Evenly distribute hazelnuts on the bottom of the greased pan.
  • Melt 1 cup butter and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan over medium high heat until browned, stirring constantly (roughly 10 minutes).
  • In a separate saucepan, combine chocolate chips, skim milk, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla extract and heat over low heat until thoroughly melted and smooth. Stir in espresso powder.
  • Pour melted browned butter/sugar mixture over the top of hazelnuts.
  • Pour melted chocolate over the browned butter mixture.
  • Cool and let chocolate set before breaking into edible chunks.