Easy English Toffee Recipe
Have you ever had the desire to make an easy English toffee recipe at home? I hadn't either, until I went to ship a package. Please allow me to explain.I was mailing a package one weekday afternoon and at the register sat a box filled with small packages of locally made English toffee. I decided to splurge and purchase a package because it looked and sounded delish. After my first bite, I was hooked. I had to learn how to make my own deliciousness from home. It was that, or go broke buying it from the shipping store!Here is the super easy recipe that I came up with. And the icing on the cake? No baking required.
- 2 cups butter salted
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup almonds or pecans finely chopped
- Line a cookie sheet with no-stick foil.
- Combine the butter, sugar, and salt in a large heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat and allow the mixture to come to a steady boil, stirring constantly. When it turns a dark amber color or reaches 290 degrees with a candy thermometer, it is done. You can also drop a small bit of the mixture into ice cold water, and if the drop turns hard and brittle it is done.
- Carefully pour the mixture into prepared baking sheet. Let harden for a minute or two, then sprinkle on the chocolate chips. Let them melt on top for a minute, then spread the chocolate evenly with a knife.
- Sprinkle on the chopped nuts and press down slightly on the nuts. Let the English toffee candy cool and harden, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
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