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Double-Nut English Toffee

 Double-Nut English Toffee
You'll have plenty of goodies on hand when you make this nut-packed candy. Unlike some versions, this toffee isn't too hard and is easy to eat.
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 2 cups butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 cups ground walnuts or pecans, divided

Directions

  • Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set
  • aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar and remaining butter. Cook
  • and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 290°
  • (soft-crack stage). Remove from the heat; stir in almonds.
  • Immediately pour into prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips; let stand until chips become
  • glossy. Spread evenly over top. Sprinkle with 1 cup walnuts. Cover
  • and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt remaining chips; stir until smooth. Spread over
  • toffee. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts. Cover and refrigerate until
  • set, about 30 minutes. Break into 2-in. pieces. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 3-1/2 pounds.