English Toffee is one of my favorite Christmas Candy’s…
It’s like a Heath Bar only homemade and even better! It’s one of the easiest candy’s to make too!
Are you ready for the holiday season? Thanksgiving, Christmas, and making yummy homemade goodies. I could go on, I’m not a fan of winter anymore, just don’t like the cold and bad roads. But I truly love everything else about this time of year. The music, the Hallmark movies, and the yummy homemade goodies. (whoops, did I already mention that)! So it’s begun in my house and it all started with my English Toffee recipe. If you’ve never made English Toffee, you’ll want to give it a try. It really is so easy and is so worth it!
What are you doing for the holiday’s? I am beyond excited to be going to our daughter’s for Thanksgiving this year. Christmas we will hopefully be spending at our son’s home. So plans are set, for us we have to keep our fingers crossed though because things are never set in stone!
A couple of tips when making this English Toffee is I like to use the Hershey’s Symphony Bars for the chocolate bar on top.
To test your candy the hard-crack stage is when you drop a small amount of sugar syrup into very cold water, it separates into hard brittle threads that when removed from the water cannot be bent without breaking.
I use almonds, but you can really use walnuts or pecans, if you prefer.
- ½ lb. butter
- 3 Tbs. dark Karo syrup
- 1½ cup finely chopped almonds
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Tbs. cold water
- 1 large chocolate bar (I like to use a Symphony Bar)
- Place half the nuts on buttered cookie sheet.
- Mix butter, Karo syrup, sugar, and water in a heavy pan and cook over high heat.
- Stir constantly.
- Cook until hard-crack stage 300-310ºF (149-154ºC)
- Pour candy over nuts in cookie sheet.
- Chop chocolate bar into pieces and put on top of hot candy.
- Spread when melted and then sprinkle remaining nuts.
- Cool completely to set up.
- Break into pieces and enjoy.
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