Merry Melt in your mouth Toffee...and a Happy Christmas to all!
Ahhhh.....I love this stuff. I am not much of a candy maker but this one is easy and addictive.Great for some last minute gifts. I have a few more batches of this to make tomorrow! I am posting pics from another year as I just got a brand new camera and I am in the midst of learning how to use it. The little hand painted bell on our tree was my first go...I have a long way to go, that is for sure!
Hopefully next year it will be like second nature...
MELT IN YOUR MOUTH TOFFEE adapted from Allrecipes
1 Pound butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups sliced toasted almonds
2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips ( I use Callebaut) pinch of kosher salt 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, white sugar, and brown sugar, and salt. Cook SLOWLY over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils. Boil to brittle stage, 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) without stirring. Remove from heat. Add Vanilla.
2. While it's cooking, pour and spread out nuts and chocolate chips (if you're using) into an ungreased half sheet pan that you've lined with a silpat or if not, lightly buttered. Pour hot mixture over the nuts and chocolate, and working quickly, spread out to fill pan evenly with a wooden spoon or heat-resistant spatula. Let the mixture cool and break it into pieces before serving.
Life has been busy here and as you can see I have not been around much. But it is all good...my nest is full and I am enjoying everyone being here and together. We will be having a quiet holiday this weekend and we are all looking forward to getting over colds, having some good food, and just being together in one place.
I am hoping that life will slow down a bit and I will be able to be here a bit more next year than I have of late.
I wish all of you the happiest of holidays!