Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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!