Perfect Homemade Toffee

Simply elegant and yummy, toffee is the perfect gift to give this holiday. It makes the perfect hostess gift plus, it's easy to make!

Stuff You'll Need:
1 cup unblanched whole almonds
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package of good milk chocolate chips 
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Let's Play!

1. Toast almonds in a 9x13 pan lined with foil.

2. In a 2-quart pan combine butter, sugar, vanilla and salt.

3. Cook over medium high heat, constantly stirring with a wooden spoon (about 7-10 minutes) until toffee is the color of the skin of the almonds.

4. The toffee is extremely hot! Handle with care and immediately pour toffee over the toasted almonds. Use a spatula to spread toffee over almonds.

5. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the hot toffee. Wait a minute then spread the melted chocolate until smooth.

(Sorry, I had to work really fast during steps 4 and 5 because the toffee sets quickly. 
That's why I'm missing a couple pictures here.)

6. Sprinkle the pecans on the smooth, melted chocolate. Cool completely before breaking into yummy pieces.

Ah, yes. Perfection!

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