Monday, December 27, 2010

My downfall

Mmmm, English toffee.
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It is ruining my quest to lose all this baby weight.

Well, if I'm going down then so are my friends/neighbors because I gave each of them a bag this year for Christmas.

Aren't I nice?


Melissa said...

*clearing throat* "A-hem, I'm your friend . . . "

Bonnie Dobbs said...

Did you make this? And perhaps if so, do you have a recipe to share??!

Meghan said...

Melissa - I think these would be toffee "chips" by the time you got them in the mail! ;)

Bonnie - yes! Very easy recipe:
1 c sugar
1/4 c hot water
2 T light karo syrup (or honey works too)
1/2 lb. butter
...1 bag chocolate chips
Nuts: almonds or walnuts (optional)

Melt butter in a pan. Add other ingredients (except for choco. chips and nuts) and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until light brown.

Test the toffee to see if it's done by dropping a little in a cup of cold water. If it hardens, it's ready. Keep cooking it if it stays squishy.

Once it's done, pour into a greased cookie sheet. When it hardens a little but is still hot, dump on chocolate chips and let them melt a little before spreading on top. Add the nuts (chopped) at this point so they'll stick to the melted chocolate.