Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall is in the air...

...and at my house, that means a lot of baking, gardening and Halloween decorations. Here is a sample of my new favorite this year...

Terrific Toffee

  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Chopped toffee bits to garnish (or nuts)

In a large saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Allow to come to a boil, and cook until the mixture becomes a dark amber color and the temperature has reached 285 degrees F. Stir consistently throughout. While the toffee is cooking, cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. As soon as the toffee reaches the proper temperature, pour it out onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the chocolate over the top, and let it set for a minute or two to soften. Spread the chocolate into a thin even layer once it is melted. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate, and press in slightly. Putting a plastic bag over your hand will minimize the mess. Place the toffee in the refrigerator to chill until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.


Enjoy your day!!

11 comments:

pickmepam said...

wow trish, looks like a hit!
my fam will love it!

Valerie said...

yum!!!! I know what I will be doing today! Thanks, Trish! As always, your blog inspires me!

Jewel said...

Oh yummy! Toffee is my favorite treat.

Sandy said...

Sounds delicious, I love toffee!! I need to get a candy thermometer!!

Nicole said...

Wow this looks yummy! I will have to try this but first I will need to hit up Michael's for a candy thermometer.

jamie said...

oh yum...those pics make me smile!!

borcherding said...

YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Oh I so have to try this!

Bibi said...

Oh, wow, Trish..you're killing me!! I'm making some tomorrow for sure..and I'll gain a million and one pounds...and it'll be your fault, lol.

Colleen said...

oh my goodness. how did i miss this?

Beth said...

I think I might HAVE to make this now....thanks Trish....just reminded me of that yumy popcorn from last year!