I made these toffee pieces a couple of days ago and it literally flew out of the tray :-) between my brother and my husband it was practically almost gone.
These toffee it is definitely going to make it to the Christmas goodies bag give away this year. It is so so good :-)
It is very easy and you can add any nuts of your choice. If you don’t have a candy thermometer bring the mixture to an almond color. It will probably take about 8 minutes or so. Mine got a bit darker because I bought the temperature up to 290, next time I will do bring it to just 280. That would perfect.
I hope you make these. Not to healthy but a little bit goes a long way. Like a said, my food philosophy is a little bit of anything you want it is always ok as long as the ingredients are real!! Nothing of the fake stuff……
Bring the mixture up to 280 degree F. I did a bit more and I found it to be a bit on the burnt side. Spread the chopped nuts on the tray.
Place caramel over the chopped pecans followed by the chocolate chips. They will melt within minutes.
After spreading the chocolate sprinkle more pecans. Rest assure you can add which ever nuts off your choice. Next time I will try it with walnuts.
Yield: 24 servings
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 cup unrefined sugar
1 cup butter, 2 sticks
1 cup dark chocolate chips, any other will also be good
2 cups pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons honey, or maple syrup
3 tablespoons water
Line a baking sheet up the sides with tin foil and sprinkle half of the chopped nuts over the foil.
In a heavy saucepan, add butter, sugar, vanilla, honey and water. Cook over medium heat until mixtures reaches an almond color, or if you have a candy thermometer, until it reaches 270 degrees Fahrenheit (hard ball to soft crack)
Pour the mixture over the nuts. Let stand for a couple of minutes and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee. Let stand for a minute or two.
Spread the chocolate over the top of the toffee and sprinkle with remaining nuts. Chill until it hardens completely, it could take up to and hour or two :-)
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This looks amazing! But really dangerous. I have no self control and would happily eat the entire batch by myself. I’ll have to wait until Christmas baking day to make this. And it’s pretty! Nice.
I know what you mean. I made one batch for thanksgiving since my father in law loves them. Then when they left to go back to TN I gave them the left overs :-)
I didn’t eat to many of them than thanks goodness for that!!