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Nancy’s English Toffee

I never realized the ridiculousness of toffee.  I always knew it was ridiculously addictive and delicious, but I never realized how ridiculous the ingredients were.  You are boiling sugar and butter…  no wonder I love it so much.  My family has made our friend Nancy’s  English Toffee around the holidays every year since I can remember.  Absolutely scrumptious and a great way to share holiday joy to others.

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Nancy’s English Toffee

  • 1 lb salted butter (no substitutions!!)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups whole almonds
  • 2 jumbo Hershey chocolate bars
Directions
Melt butter, sugar and almonds in a pan over low-medium heat.  Stir mixture continuously until toffee reaches 300-305 degrees.  Pour Toffee onto a greased cookie pan.  Place chocolate on top of hot toffee.  Spread out chocolate with a spatula, sprinkle leftover chopped almonds on top and allow to dry for a few hours before breaking apart.

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Put butter, sugar and almonds in a pan over low-medium heat.
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 Stir the toffee mixture constantly while bringing to 300-305 degrees.  Above is what the toffee looks like throughout the cooking process.   Remember to continuously stir to not burn the toffee.

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When thermometer reaches 300 degrees immediately remove toffee from heat and pour onto a greased cookie pan.Nancy's English Toffee | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

With a spatula, spread toffee over cookie pan.

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Place chocolate on the hot toffee; allow to melt.  Spread out melted chocolate.

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Chocolatey perfection!

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Chop 1/2 cup of almonds.

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Sprinkle almonds over chocolate.

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Allow toffee to cool for several hours.  Then break apart.

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A pretty package for someone special.

Make sure to share!  You don’t want 3 sticks of butter to go straight to your tummy.

This article has 2 comments

  1. Con

    One of my favorites!!! Love it!!!

  2. Pingback: My 6 Favorite Holiday Treats

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