Sunday, December 23, 2012

English Toffee

  • 1c white sugar
  • 1/2 lb. butter (2 cubes)
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 1c chopped nuts (I usually use almonds)
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips
  • Candy thermometer
Toast almonds in a fry pan and set aside.  Cover a cookie sheet with foil.  In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, melt the butter, sugar, and water.  Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until temperature reaches 330.  It will seem like it takes forever and then happen really fast at the end and can burn easily so don't take your eyes off of it for a minute.

When it is exactly the right temp and color, pour onto the foil covered cookie sheet.  Then sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and wait for them to melt.  It will take about a minute and you can tell they are melted when they look shiny.  Then spread them out with a knife and sprinkle the toasted nuts on top.  Wait for it to cool and break into bite size pieces.  

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