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Terrific Toffee

 Terrific Toffee
"This candy is one of those must-make treats my family requests at Christmas," says Carol Gillespie of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. "The buttery toffee, rich chocolate and crunchy nuts are a triple treat. Everyone who tries a piece asks for more."
30 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped almonds, toasted, divided

Directions

  • Butter a large baking sheet with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine semisweet and milk chocolate chips; set
  • aside.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and remaining butter.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reaches
  • 290° (soft-crack stage). Remove from the heat; stir in 1 cup
  • almonds. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips; spread with a knife when melted.
  • Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Let stand until set, about 1 hour.
  • Break into 2-in. pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about
  • 2 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 ounce equals 187 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.