Meet the Cook: My mother and I get together every year around Christmastime to make this delicious chocolate-coated toffee, using a recipe she got years ago in a cooking class. It's a tradition I plan to continue with my daughters and grandchildren. Our families and friends wait with mouths watering for their packages.
-Dianne Brooks, Augusta, Kansas
These lovely little layered treats boast a buttery bottom and soft toffee top with a sprinkling of almonds. One recipe even makes enough to set some aside for company...if Santa doesn't get to them first!
This toffee has been a Christmas favorite in our family for over 30 years now. My interest in cooking also reaches back far—to the preparation of those big threshing-day and family dinners when I was growing up in Iowa.
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
My kids have food allergies, including tree nuts and peanuts. But they can eat pumpkin seeds so every fall we save the seeds from our pumpkins to add to various recipes including this one.—Suzanne Earl, Vernal, Utah