Double-Nut English Toffee Recipe
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Double-Nut English Toffee Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 48 servings

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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 Double-Nut English Toffee in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2007, p61

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"My friends and family rave about this every year. They can't get enough and i have to agree! Sometimes I do cheat and only put nuts on the top but it's just as good."

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"Yummy! I personally would only use one layer of chocolate next time, but they are good!"

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