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Christmas Almond Toffee

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. + standing

Makes

about 1-1/2 pounds

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 county fair and received best in show. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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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

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-sized pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 ounce-weight: 325 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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