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Old 10-03-2011, 06:29 PM   #89
Crafty Math Chick
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Smile Really Good (and easy) Toffee Recipe

I got this recipe from a friend & neighbor who made it for me last Christmas (it is yum-MAY!) Enjoy!!

NOTE - be careful, it is very hot. I like to use a 2 qt measuring cup with a handle. Hot candy can burn you very badly, it is hotter than 300 degrees! Be particularly careful if you have a microwave installed above counter height. Always use oven mitts to handle the bowl.

English Toffee
1-1/3 to 1-1/2 stick butter
1cup brown sugar
1/3 bag choc chips (milk choc is best!)
1 cup chopped nuts, divided (walnuts or almonds) I usually use almonds.

Butter a cookie sheet. (you donít need to, plenty of butter in recipe if you use a nonstick pan)

In microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and sugar for 1 1/2 minutes. (I use 2 qt pyrex measuring cup with handle for safety)
Remove and beat with whisk until blended.
Microwave for 4 minutes. (I stir after 2 minutes)
Remove and beat in 1/4 c. nuts.
Microwave 1-1/2 to 2 minutes more (smell for the burn!). *****
Dump into pan and sprinkle with chips.
Wait 5 minutes, then spread with back of spoon.
Sprinkle with nuts, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Break up into pieces.
Store in an airtight container.

******* This is the critical part. Smell for the toffee flavor. Take it out too soon, the toffee will be grainy like brown sugar. Take it out too late, it will burn. For my microwave it is between 1:30 and 1:40.

Measuring, chopping and cooking takes about 25 minutes.
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