Monday, December 17, 2012

Sweet Treats




Happy Monday Friends!

I spent the past two days baking and making candy.  I haven't been able to do any stamping, but I found a recipe on Pinterest that's the BOMB! I adore Heath Candy Bars and this English Toffee recipe tastes just like them...only better. I was reluctant at first, I normally shy away from recipes that require a candy thermometer, but I just had to try this one. It was so easy and took a little patience waiting for the toffee to reach 300 degrees, but it was soooo worth it. I'm going package the majority for gifts, otherwise I'll eat it all myself. 

I used a jelly roll pan, which is a little bigger than a normal cookie sheet, so I added more chocolate and nuts. I used 12 oz. of chocolate candy coating instead of the Hershey Bar and grated it with my cheese grater.


Grandma Louise’s English Toffee

Ingredients
  • Recipe from Ruthie
  • 1 lb real butter
  • 3/4 C water
  • 2 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C Karo syrup
  • 2/3 C finely ground nuts (we use walnuts), divided
  • 1- 8 oz Hershey Chocolate bar, finely shred 1/2 of it
Instructions
  1. On an un-sprayed cookie sheet, spread 1/3 C ground nuts and finely shredded chocolate. (sprinkle evenly)
  2. In a heavy 4 quart pan on medium heat melt butter, add sugar, water, karo.
  3. Insert candy thermometer and turn up the heat to medium high cook to 300 degrees, hard crack (280 for high elevations). Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Pour quickly onto cookie sheet. (be very careful, the mixture is dangerously hot!)
  4. Separate remaining chocolate into squares and set on toffee, when it starts to melt push the chocolate around with a knife until completely melted, and spread evenly over toffee.
  5. Top with remaining nuts.
  6. Cool for 2 hours in a cool place. Break into pieces and serve.
Enjoy!


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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful packaging,Beth....thank you for sharing the recipe! We are having wet and overcast weather right now so not the time to get the candy to set, but will definitely try at a later date!

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  2. Ohhhhhh...more insulin requiring yummies!! They do look good darl. Congrats on making a whole lotta homemade goodness on all fronts. ooxx

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