Nov 29, 2008

Best Toffee Ever

I love Christmas time. With all the smells and sounds of Christmas.
I thought about what I wanted to do for my blog this month. I came up with a few different ideas but settled on giving. I wanted to think of all the different things we can give at this season. I know that candy is one of my favorite things to make and give away at Christmas. Today I am sharing with you a simple and favorite recipe that my family makes every year. Toffee! It is so good it just melts in your mouth. It is simple and really easy to make. Don't get addicted.

2 cups butter
2 cups white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup finely chopped almonds

In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Allow to come to a boil, and cook until the mixture becomes a dark amber color, and the temperature has reached 285 degrees F (137 degrees C). Stir occasionally.

While the toffee is cooking, cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
As soon as the toffee reaches the proper temperature, pour it out onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the chocolate over the top, and let it set for a minute or two to soften. Spread the chocolate into a thin even layer once it is melted. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate, and press in slightly. Putting a plastic bag over your hand will minimize the mess.

Place the toffee in the refrigerator to chill until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.


Jenn P. said...

That sounds so fantastic! I am so going to try this out!