English Toffee Recipe

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Sweet and irresistible, this old-fashioned favorite is always a welcome holiday treat.
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  • 2/3 cup butter (do not substitute)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup blanched almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
Container:Medium saucepan and small cookie sheet
15 mins
1 hr
1.25 hrs
  • Combine butter, sugar, water and salt in a medium size saucepan. Cook over low heat. Stir until it boils, then cook without stirring to 236° F. Add blanched almonds and cook to 290° F, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in baking soda until evenly distributed and then pour onto a greased baking sheet. Add chocolate chips on top and spread until they are melted and covering the surface of the toffee. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  • Cool and break into pieces.
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"I just saw the review on this English Toffee recipe. I make this same recipe every year at Christmas time and I love it! I don't know if the butter is suppose to separate when you pour the toffee out on the pan but it always does for me. Even though it separates out the toffee is delicious! I just top it with the chocolate and pecans as the recipe indicates and then let it cool. The butter hardens so I scrape it off the pan and just throw it out. I have a friend that makes this same recipe every year for Christmas also because her family requests it. I wonder if Willy-T tried the toffee or just threw it out."
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"I tried this recipe today. Twice!, the butter seperated from the mixture and left me with a flat overcooked mess. Looked nothing like the picture and wasted a lot of expensive ingredients.I tried a recipe by watching a woman make it on youtube and it came out awesome. Truly's Sweet Shop. The recipe worked great."
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