My nail polish is chipping and I just got my manicure two days ago. Not awesome.
My hair is frizzy with fly-aways. So not awesome.
My tummy hurts because I ate much too much toffee. Not even close to awesome.
This toffee… incredibly awesome.
You should make it, eat too much with your chipped fingernail polished hands so I won’t be alone in this. Everyone needs a support system.
This toffee is SO easy to make. One pot, one baking sheet and you have yourself some golden delicious toffee to crumble up and eat, top your favorite ice cream or pack up in a pretty box and give it as a gift. Yum in a box!!
Makes 2 cups
1 cup pecand (almonds or hazelnuts work too)
1 tablespoon water
4 tablespoons salted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or use your favorite kind)
To Prep the pecans: Spread the nuts on a baking sheet, and bake them at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring them halfway through so they toast evenly. Let them cool, and chop them finely.
1. Set aside half of the chopped nuts. Place the other half on an ungreased baking sheet (or a 9″ cake pan), and gather the nuts into an 8-inch circle. Set aside.
2. In a small saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, combine the water, butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar over medium heat. (Don’t overstir!) Cook the mixture until it reaches 300 degrees F. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla until just combined.
3. Pour the mixture onto your circle of nuts.
4. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the toffee, and set aside for 2 minutes while the chocolate melts. Using a spatula, spread the chocolate over the toffee.
5. Scatter the remaining half of your nuts over the chocolate. Let the toffee cool completely.
And add it to some ice cream. Come back tomorrow for some amazingly delicious ice cream!!