National Buttercrunch Day Date in the current year: January 20, 2024

National Buttercrunch Day National Buttercrunch Day is celebrated annually on January 20. It was created to honor a delicious toffee candy topped with chocolate and nuts.

Toffee is one of many caramel-based confections. It is made by caramelizing sugar or molasses with butter, and occasionally flour acting as a thickener. The mixture is then heated to the hard crack stage (295 to 309 °F or 146 to 154 °C), resulting in a confection that is 99% sugar with almost no water.

The mixture of sugar and butter can have nuts mixed in while being prepared; the resulting confection is known as brittle. Buttercrunch is another type of toffee candy. It is coated in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed nuts. Buttercrunch has a rich, buttery flavor and a crunchy texture. It can be enjoyed on its own (for example, with your morning coffee) or broken into pieces and served on top of ice cream or other desserts.

Buttercrunch isn’t too hard to make at home as long as you have some cooking experience. However, you will need a good culinary thermometer because it is very important to remove the sugar from the heat aе the right moment: too early and you won’t get the right texture, too late and the candy will burn.

So, here’s a buttercrunch recipe for you to try. Start with greasing a 9- by 13-inch baking sheet with butter. Melt 1 cup butter in a saucepan over low heat. While the butter is melting, combine 1 tbsp corn syrup and 2 tbsp water in a bowl and stir until the syrup fully dissolves.

Turn the heat up to medium and add 1 cup sugar, stirring constantly until it fully dissolves in the melted butter. Add the corn syrup and water mixture, turn the heat up to medium high, and heat to 300 °F, stirring constantly. The temperature will rise quickly once the mixture starts to brown, so keep your thermometer close. Once the mixture reaches the required temperature, remove it from heat and quickly mix in ½ cup chopped toasted almonds.

Pour the mixture on the greased baking sheet and spread evenly until you have a layer of toffee that is about a quarter-inch thick. Do it quickly so that the candy doesn’t cool too much. Sprinkle 1 ½ cups milk chocolate chips on top of the toffee and let them melt, than spread the melted chocolate over the toffee with a knife. Sprinkle the dessert with ½ cup ground toasted almonds and lightly pat them into the chocolate.

Once the buttercrunch cools to room temperature, put it in the fridge for about 15 minutes, then break the buttercrunch into pieces using a knife. It’s important not to leave the confection in the fridge for too long, otherwise it will become too hard and the chocolate layer will separate from the toffee layer. Store the buttercrunch in a container in a cool place.

The origins of National Buttercrunch Day are unclear, but you shouldn’t let this stop you from celebrating. You can observe this amazing holiday by making buttercrunch and sharing it with your friends and family, experimenting with new buttercrunch recipes, enjoying store-bought buttercrunch, and posting on social media with the hashtags #NationalButtercrunchDay and #ButtercrunchDay.

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