Saturday, November 14, 2009

Recipe: Divine Almond Toffee

Today over on my Movieholic and Bibliophile blog I reviewed Sammi Carter's Candy Apple Dead which came with a few recipes. I made the Divine Almond Toffee from the book and it was surprisingly good! I've never been that fond of toffee but I can't seem to stop eating this stuff so be warned!

Divine Almond Toffee

2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces chocolate chips
1-½ cup sliced toasted almonds, coarsely chopped

Lightly grease a 10x15- inch baking sheet and set it aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, and water and bring slowly to a boil, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
Insert a candy thermometer and cook until the mixture reaches 285 degrees F (soft-crack stage).
Remove from heat and quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda.
Immediately pour the hot mixture onto the greased baking sheet.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot toffee. Let the whole thing sit for 5 minutes, then spread the chocolate evenly over the surface of the toffee with a spatula. Sprinkle the nuts evenly over the top.
Cool completely. Break the hardened toffee into pieces and store in an airtight container (I've been keeping mine in the fridge too).

Makes about 1-½ pounds

8 comments:

  1. Perhaps I better not make it. If you can't stop eating it, I will end up gaining a stone!

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  2. Thanks for the recipe, Jen! I'm clueless in this area but will ask my mom to try it out when she's up to it. :D

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  3. Naida: Hope you get or make some then!

    Vivienne: Well, I eat a little and then give away most of it.

    Alice Teh: It's pretty simple to make actually. Much, much easier than baking! Hope you enjoy it if you get a chance

    Carolsnotebook: I prefer just about anything else but it's hard to complain when it turned out so well.

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  4. Whoo hoo..your a winner in the MHA giveaway..please pop by and see what you have won!! Sarah

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