Friday, November 9, 2012

Yum Yum Yummy!

Oh My Goodness! It's that yummy time of year when grandma's and moms alike start planning out all of the tasty holiday goodies they are going to prepare for their family and friends. I wanted to share one of my all time favorites with all of you. On top of all the other tasty treats I put together, these will definitely be included in my goodie platters this year.
Best Ever English Toffee Recipe

2 Giant 8 oz. Hershey bars, or 16 oz. (450 g) milk chocolate divided in half (Trader Joe's offers delicious 17 oz. bars of Belgian chocolate called Pound Plus that are excellent for this recipe)
2 cups (300 g) finely chopped walnuts or pecans. I use Almonds
3 cups (600 g) granulated sugar
1+1/2 lb. (681 g) SALTED real butter (do not use unsalted butter or margarine, or the recipe won't turn out right)
Recipe Directions:

Grate 8 ounces (225 g) or one of the chocolate bars and set aside.
Boil sugar and butter while stirring constantly on medium heat to hard crack level (300-305*F or 149*C) on candy thermometer. IT MUST REACH THIS LEVEL, NO MATTER HOW IT LOOKS.
Tip: Start off at medium high and then lower the temp as it gets closer to 300*F (149*C). Watch it like a hawk.
Pour mixture onto large ungreased cookie sheet with sides (jelly roll size) and immediately spread on the grated chocolate. Smooth over top.
Sprinkle half of the nuts on top. Cool till hard.
Melt the other 8 oz. (225 g) or other bar of chocolate in double boiler or in small saucepan on very low heat, stirring constantly.
Tip the cooled toffee out onto wax paper and spread other side with the melted chocolate; sprinkle rest of nuts on and cool till hard.
Then crack into small pieces with knife. Makes a lot!


Marci Smith said...

Drooling! I may have to buy a new laptop from my watering mouth ruining it. ;)

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Too bad I'm not your neighbor...I could taste test those babies for you!!!

GrandmaSally said...

Hahaha You're very welcome =) so easy to make

S. Franklin said...

Ohhhh that looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe and for joining in the Aloha Friday blog hop! I'm happy to be your newest follower. Have a fantastic weekend :).

The Cantrell's said...

This sounds so good! Thank you for sharing.


Nikki said...

Oooooh these sounds DELISH! Must make! :) Found you via Aloha Friday!!
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Jen | Our Happy Family said...

these look amazing! I have to try them :) new follower of your blog & linking up for the first time!

Nicole Buckingham said...

Oh yes, a thousand times yes! I'm a die hard English toffee nut and homemade is the very best.


I wanted to personally invite you too to join me and our beautiful team for An Aloha Affair-- it's a new sort of way of being/ growing together in a more meaningful way and we're truly committed to you having a great experience-- I hope you'll join us... save ya a spot?...


Hope said...

Everyone seems to be posting great recipes and delicious looking food photos...and I am trying to cut back before all are making me VERY hungry!

:) Hope

Janene Krajci Christine Hutchinson said...

I absolutely love toffee! It probably tops my list of candy, with it salty, crunchy, sweetness! I'm going to pin this one to try! Thanks for linking up with The More Than Mommies Mixer this week!

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

The holidays always sneak up on me. Your recipe is helping me get into the spirit early!

kendra kay said...

thank so much for linking up with us at an aloha affair! so happy to have you. have a great week-end!

Meredith said...

This looks like such a yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing and for linking up with #MTMmixer! Happy to be following!

Antoinette said...

These look totally divine! Thanks so much for sharing.

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