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Christmas Almond Toffee Recipe
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Christmas Almond Toffee Recipe

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After trying a coworker's fabulous toffee, I had to have the recipe! It's now a regular on my Christmas cookie tray. I also entered it at our country fair and received "Best in Show.”—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 cups butter, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce equals 325 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Grease a 15x10x1-in. pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, melt remaining butter. Add sugar, slivered almonds, water and salt; cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 295° (approaching hard-crack stage). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  2. Quickly pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until cool, about 1 hour.
  3. In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; spread over toffee. Refrigerate 45 minutes or until set. Invert onto an ungreased large baking sheet. Melt remaining chips; spread over toffee. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Let stand 1 hour. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-1/2 pounds.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Almond Toffee in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p114

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce equals 325 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

this toffee has a fabulous flavor! it's also soft so you won't break a tooth. the directions say to use a saucepan, but my saucepan boiled over making a huge mess. a soup sized pot works better. :)

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

I liked this recipe as it makes more than most recipes and turned out both times I made it!

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