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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Decadent Toffee

Super easy and delicious five ingredient Decadent Toffee recipe

This toffee is a family tradition in this house. And it's easy, five likely-to-have-on-hand ingredient easy. And not one of those ingredients is healthy. Yup, it's awesome stuff.

The original post, with some helpful user comments, can be found here.

Here's the skinny (very rebellious word for this post) on this awesome toffee:

{Printable Recipe}

Imitation Heath Bar Toffee

1 lb. butter
2 C. sugar
1/2 C. water
1 t. salt

Combine above ingredients in reasonably large pot.  Don't use your best pot, the pot won't be super easy to clean when you're finished, but do make sure it's a tall enough pot. The one I use is a 3 qt. pot.

Bring to boil, stirring constantly to 300'.  I wear on oven mitt while doing this, it will splatter and it's hot enough to leave little burn marks like I had in 2004.  I also keep a damp cloth near me so I can wipe up the splatters while they're still liquid. You really need a candy thermometer while cooking ... the recipe will heat to about 220' very quickly, then slow down, and then right at the end heat quickly to 300' so don't become discouraged if it's taking a little while.  The mixture will change from light butter yellow to golden yellow and thicker, to dark gold and even thicker and less splattery, to finally medium-dark brown. This is where the candy thermometer really comes in handy, as it's easy to think it's done before it is ... even you pour it too soon it'll still be quite tasty, but chewier.

Immediately pour onto cookie sheet. I use a cookie sheet with sides, but have done it with a regular cookie sheet too.  I also keep stirring while I pour as the bottom of the pan tends to burn a little at this step.

16 oz. chocolate chips

Sprinkle with chips and spread them out as they melt.

Let cool in fridge.

Cut or break into pieces.  A combination of both seems to work perfectly, and leaves lots of little crumbs for the cook to "taste test".

To clean the pan, stirring spoon, and thermometer I add water to the pan and bring it to a boil again, letting all the leftover sugary buttery goodness melt. The pan may still need a good cleaning (I soak it in a little water and dish detergent) but the other utensils should be super easy to clean.

Try it and let me know what your family thinks!


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