Thursday, April 19, 2012

Homemade Toffee

Yesterday Autumn made toffee for part of her "Narnia" project that she is preparing to present at our home school Fine Arts Festival on Friday night. We were surprised at how easy it was to make and even more delighted with how yummy it is! Here is the recipe that she used:

2 cups of granulated sugar
2 cups of salted butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup almond slices

Prepare a cookie sheet by covering it with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Measure out the chocolate chips and almond slices.

In a saucepan combine the butter and sugar. Cook over medium heat until the mixture starts to boil and a candy thermometer reads 285 F or 137 C...Stir constantly with a wooden spoon while doing this.

When the proper temp. is reached remove the mixture from the heat and immediately pour onto the prepared pan. Spread evenly with the wooden spoon, then sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Wait one minute, and then smooth your spoon back and forth over the top to spread the melted chocolate around. Now sprinkle the almonds. Then place in the fridge for a while until the toffee hardens. When it is hard break it into pieces. Then share...or Autumn says that if you are ever in Narnia if you dig a hole and bury some of the toffee, a toffee tree might grow!

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