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How to Make Toasted Almond Toffee

By Edited Jul 4, 2015 3 13

Buttery chucks of toffee coated with chocolate and slivered almonds.

Toffee
Toasted Almond Toffee

2-1/4 cups slivered almonds, coarsely chopped, toasted and divided
1 cup butter
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

Step 1...Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil, grease the foil. Butter the sides of a large heavy saucepan.

Cookie sheet lined with foil
Line baking sheet with foil

Step 2...In the saucepan combine the 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup water and 1 tablespoon light corn syrup. Stirring constantly, cook over medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Use a pastry brush dipped in hot water and wash down any sugar crystals that have formed on the sides of the saucepan.

Melt butter and sugar
Sugar, butter and corn syrup in saucepan

Step 3...Attach a candy thermometer to the pan, make sure it doesn't touch the bottom of the pan. Increase the heat to medium and bring mixture to a boil. Cook, without stirring until mixture reaches hard-crack stage (about 290 to 310 degrees). You can test about 1/2 teaspoon of the mixture in a little ice water. Mixture will form brittle threads in the ice water and stays brittle when removed from the water.

Candy thermometer on pan
Attach the candy thermometer

Step 4...Remove saucepan from heat and stir in 1-1/4 cups of the slivered almonds and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Quickly spread mixture on one of the greased baking sheets. Sprinkle  1/2 cup of the chocolate chips over the hot toffee; now spread the melted chocolate and then sprinkle 1/2 cup almonds over the chocolate. Carefully invert toffee onto the second perpared baking sheet and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips, spread the melted chocolate, now sprinkle the rest of the almonds on top, press into chocolate. Chill about 1 hour or until chocolate hardens.

chocolate on top of toffee
Sprinkle with chocolate chips

Step 5...Break into small pieces and store in an airtight container in a cool place.
Makes about 1-1/2 pounds toffee

Tips; Take great care toffee will be very hot

You can also use a different nut or even sunflower seeds if you like.

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Comments

Oct 10, 2011 10:58am
southerngirl09
Oh my goodness, this sounds absolutely delicious! This is a must try recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Oct 17, 2011 5:58pm
Lynsuz
Thank you.
Oct 11, 2011 12:24pm
divaonline
Yum! This recipe is already putting me in the mood for making holiday treats!
Oct 17, 2011 5:59pm
Lynsuz
Thanks diva...not only a good holiday treat, good anytime. Tastes much better than store bought toffee.
Oct 13, 2011 4:35pm
EGreen
I want to try making this. Looks so decadent.
Oct 17, 2011 6:07pm
Lynsuz
Thanks EGreen, tis really good for sure.There is no real reason to make homemade candy and confections, but the pure pleasure of doing so and sharing with friends and family.
Nov 25, 2011 8:51pm
tekaha
heaven! what a great recipe for christmas treats! i always thought toffee was difficult to make but this looks easy--
Nov 29, 2011 3:40pm
brlamc
What's the secret to getting the stuff out of the tray? My GF made it (cracker toffee) it stuck to the pan and she used wax paper. I'll assume that was a bad idea.
Feb 14, 2012 9:49am
Lynsuz
Use foil to line pan.
Nov 30, 2011 12:40pm
alwritetea
I always thought toffee was really difficult to make too....but this doesn't look too hard.
When you say invert toffee to other cookie sheet, do you mean flip it to the other sheet while it's still hot and gooey? Won't that make a huge mess and come off in blobs?? What's the trick to getting it to come off in one piece?
Dec 3, 2011 7:21am
eileen
Looks really like another one of your yummy recipes to try . thanks for helping us to put on a couple of kilos. haha, Whats the saying see food and eat it. what the heck we all got to die of something. Might as well be eating these yummy suggestions
Jan 4, 2012 12:29pm
Lynsuz
Thanks eileen. I love to cook all kinds of food and tasting is the best part, my waistline tells on me always.
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