Heath Bars – Copy Cat Recipe

by on July 25, 2017
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  • 3/4 C sliced or lightly crushed almonds
  • 1 pound Vermont or Irish butter (higher fat content)
  • 2 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 C dark Karo syrup
  • 1/3 C water
  • 2 bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C Canola oil

Step by Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Spread almonds onto a baking sheet and toast until lightly browned (10-12 minutes)
  3. Remove almonds, cool and LIGHTLY chop in a food processor – set aside.
  4. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray
  5. Line cookie sheet with foil and press until smoothed
  6. Spray the foil and set aside
  7. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter
  8. Add the sugar, salt, corn syrup and water
  9. Increase temperature to medium and bring the mixture to a boil WITHOUT STIRRING
  10. Monitor temperature until soft crack stage – 280ºF PLUS OR MINUS ONLY ONE DEGREE
    This can take quite a long time – be patient
  11. Monitor temperature with a full immersion thermometer.  DO NOT use an infrared in this case, cause you need internal temperature.
  12. Using a pastry brush, keep the side of the pot brushed clean to avoid crystallization
  13. When the mixture reaches 280ºF pour into the prepared baking sheet and let cool about 10 minutes
  14. Cut it into bars and let cool another 10 minutes
  15. Use a paper towel to dab off excess grease
  16. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips over medium heat.
  17. Stir in the Canola oil
  18. Using a fork, tongs or chopsticks, dip each bar into the chocolate
  19. Let excess chocolate drip off.
  20. Place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper for cooling
  21. Repeat with the rest of the bars.
  22. Refrigerate an hour, then wrap in clean waxed paper.

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