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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Homemade Christmas: Toffee!!!

Ok people, this one is a KEEPER! The best part is that it is completely done in the microwave!!!

The part I liked about this is that it will keep for months in the fridge. Not that is will last that long, but the fact that I can make it whenever to gift it whenever is really nice.

Tips: I found the Pampered Chef batter bowl to be perfect for this. Don't skimp on the foil or butter. I used PAM, but still necessary.

Packaging: A tin or plate would be best.

3/4 c. butter
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 c. finely chopped almonds
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Line an 8" square dish with foil, extending it up over 2 sides; butter foil lightly and set aside.

In a 2 quart glass measuring cup, place butter and sugar. Microwave, uncovered, on High for 1 minute. Beat with a wire whip until smooth; microwave uncovered on High for 4 more minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup of the almonds. Microwave uncovered on High for 2 minutes or until mixture thickens. (Watch carefully because sugar burns quickly.) Stir with a wire whip, place prepared dish on a flat surface and immediately pour in mixture. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and cover with plastic wrap for 4 minutes until chocolate melts. Spread melted chocolate evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup almonds. Refrigerate uncovered until chocolate hardens. Remove toffee from dish and peel off foil. Break toffee into pieces, pack in shallow containers, cover and refrigerate. Will keep several months. Yield: 1 pound.




2 comments:

  1. I just love Toffee and this Toffee looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  2. Yum! Would love for you to link up your yummy recipes at Wild West Thursday! http://www.thegirlinthewildwest.com/

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