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Almond Toffee Recipe
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Almond Toffee Recipe

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I love this recipe because it makes me look like an expert candy maker...it's so easy! This candy graces our table from Thanksgiving through the New Year. —Janice Sage, Garretson, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:75 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 75 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 2 cups butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 98 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line the bottom and sides of a 15-in. x 10 in. x 1-in. pan with foil. Grease foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, melt remaining butter. Add the sugar, water and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 290° (soft-crack stage).
  3. Pour into prepared pan. Cool for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand for 3 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over candy. Sprinkle with almonds; press down lightly. Cool until chocolate is firm. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in airtight containers. Yield: about 1 pound.
Originally published as Almond Toffee in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p96

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 98 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Almond Toffee

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

I've been making this for 30 years...it's wonderful. Two small changes: because of the large amount of butter in the toffee, there's no need to butter the foil- the cooled candy lifts right off. And I sprinkle the foil with coarsely chopped almonds before pouring the candy, then sprinkle finely chopped ones over the chocolate. Two layers of nuts...yum!

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

This is fabulous! Everyone loves it and wants more. It NEVER fails for me

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

I make this toffee recipe every year! The kids beg for it!! Wouldn't change a thing :)

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

This is now my favorite Christmas treat!!

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

This recipe is very hard on teeth! To fix it, add 1/3 cp brown sugar after butter has melted, 1/2 t Kosher salt and double he amount of almonds, adding half the chopped almonds to the melted butter/sugar mix about 4 mins prior to the end of cooking. Melt chocolate in a double boiler and spread thin over toffee. Coat the chocolate with finely ground almonds. Cover this finished side with a sheet of parchment and fit a like-sized pan snugly on top. Flip it over and repeat the chocolate/ground almond applications. Then, refrigerate about 30 mins. Now, you're good to go. The result should be a much softer toffee. If not, then it cooked too long. The almonds on the inside makes this easier on the teeth and so does the brown sugar; so, you should be fine. Play with it & don't cook it too long after the taffy stage.

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