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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scrumptious Toffee Candy Recipe & Sweet Cocoa Onesie

Today I'm sharing one of my family's favorite Christmas recipes. It is toffee with chocolate, similar to a Heath candy bar, but even more delicious! This is one of those recipes that looks much more impressive than it is and everyone loves it! It is great for parties, cookie trays for friends or coworkers, school parties, teachers' gifts, etc. Just be sure to save some for yourself (and hide it- because an open box is an empty box). I'm linking to Ellie Inspired's Christmas Party this week!
1 stick Land o'Lakes salted butter (do not use cheap brands- they separate because the fat content is different)
1 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup slivered almonds (no skin)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Before you start cooking, have a large cookie sheet on the counter ready to receive the finished candy.
1. Melt the butter in a large skillet (not non-stick). Add the sugar and stir continuously over high heat.
2. Add the almonds and continue stirring- maybe for about 5 minutes.
3. The toffee will develop a golden color as it cooks. When it's a caramel color, quickly take it off the heat and spread it in a thin layer on the cookie sheet (spread with a wooden spoon).
4. Once the toffee is spread out, pour the chips on top.
5. They will melt in a few minutes from the residual heat of the toffee. Just use your wooden spoon to keep smoothing the chocolate over the toffee.
6. Almost done...keep spreading the chocolate until it is totally smooth.
7. Put the cookie sheet in the fridge for an hour or so, then break the hardened toffee into chunks. Warning: you will be addicted to this delicious candy!

And if you need a little something to wash it down, how about some sweet hot cocoa?
I embellished this long-sleeve onesie for Andy. The cute cocoa design is from 5 Star Fonts. I used felt for the whipped cream to make it fluffy. 
Don't forget to enter my give away, here.


Goosegirl said...

Oh man that toffee looks sooooo good!! Thanks for the recipe!

Janice said...

What a fabulous blog you have! I love all your projects and recipes. Our family will enjoy this toffee soon and I will enjoy reading more of your posts!

Janice said...

What a fabulous blog you have! I love all your projects and recipes. Our family will enjoy this toffee soon and I will enjoy reading more of your posts!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Thanks so much for sharing this post at my link party. I've made something similar, but without the nuts. Almonds are my absolute favorite, so I am definitely making this!
Take care,

SheilaC said...

oooh! This sounds yummy! And I do love almonds :)

Thanks for sharing it


Heather said...

Mmm! Looks delicious! Thanks for posting such a wonderfully easy recipe!

kpaints said...

That onesie is the cutest thing ever!!! So adorable and you did a wonderful job on it! Love your blog and yes, I am stealing that recipe, can't have it mayself but I will share it! Thanks.

Elisabeth Rose said...

Thank you, all! You won't be disappointed if you try this recipe- but be prepared for it to disappear! I'm glad you all found my blog and are enjoying the ideas, as I do at your blogs! Have a great day!

Cheryll said...

Just made it. It is sooooo good! Thanks for sharing.

House of Pinheiro said...

thats delicious

5boystokiss said...

Yum! Thanks for adding that to our link party! I can't wait to try it.
with love

Shaffer Sisters said...

Elizabeth, this looks so good. I really want to make this. You have some more recipes to share next week.
Thank you for linking up to our Comfort Foods Link Up party. Next week we are doing Saint Patrick's themed food but we are extending this to anything green or Irish (party opens 11). And the following week 30 minutes or less (party opens 18). Then the last party we will have will be Easter food (party opens 25). With the holiday ones it can be the commercial version of the holiday but it also could be what you will be feeding your family on those days. I hope we see you again.