This is a recipe for one of my top five favorite foods in the world. Seriously. I have a massive sweet tooth, and I have loved the toffee my mom has made since I was a kid. We made it in the microwave and over time as microwave powers increased, we had a little trouble getting the recipe just right so the temperatures all worked out perfectly.
Incredibly fortunately for me, my boyfriend and his wonderful mom both make amazing toffee, and a few weeks ago I finally got myself over to their house and made some toffee the real way- candy thermometer and all. I'll try to show you how easy it is- just have everything set out beforehand and it comes together in under 10 minutes.
|Your arsenal: butter, white and brown sugar, light corn syrup, water, vanilla, |
chocolate chips, and sliced almonds.
|Melt your butter in a heavy NOT non-stick pot, then add the sugars.|
|Once it comes to a boil, add the water and corn syrup, which is really easy if you just |
measure them out into a bowl together beforehand.
|Stir constantly (hard to get a good picture!) until it reaches 290 F on a candy thermometer.|
|Here it is at 290 F- mix in your almonds fast, then pour...|
|...onto your prepared baking sheet.|
|Spread the toffee out to the thickness of your preference.|
|Sprinkle chocolate chips (we used half semi-sweet and half milk chocolate) over top and let the |
heat from the toffee melt them. Spread, then sprinkle remaining almonds.
Chocolate Almond Toffee
-1 cup butter (2 sticks)
-1/2 cup white sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-2 tablespoons water
-1 tablespoon light corn syrup (Karo)
-1/2 cup + 1/2 cup sliced almonds
-8 oz. chocolate chips
Grease a cookie sheet to pour the toffee on later.
Melt the butter in a heavy (and NOT nonstick- it won't work) pot. Add the sugars and stir.
When the mixture begins to bubble add the water and Karo.
Cook to exactly 290 F while stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 cup almonds.
Pour toffee out onto your prepared baking sheet.
Sprinkle your chocolate chips on top, let them melt a little, then spread over the top.
Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup almonds on top of the melted chocolate.
Put in the fridge or freezer to harden completely. Enjoy!
|Your finished toffee!! Delish. Refrigerate and wait (if you can!) for it to harden then dig in!|
p.s. Special thanks to my boyfriend and his mother!