Earlier this year I was getting myself excited about Christmas. Well, to be completely honest, Amanda had gotten me worked up about Christmas about 3 weeks prematurely. She even had Christmas music playing WELL before its time. And while I held out as long as possible, I couldn’t help myself. I did quite a bit of Christmas related browsing and dreaming before the turkey had even been consumed.
Late one night, I sat on the kitchen counter waiting for dinner to finish cooking – browsing pinterest. My past experiences with pinterest have fallen flat. But this year I was too excited to take note of this. And instead, pinned my heart out. One of the things I pinned was a recipe that was said to be “Simple” or “As simple as it gets.” It was for “Toffee.”
I don’t honestly know if it is toffee, I don’t know what it is -except good. SO GOOD. And easy. So easy!
The first time I made it, I followed the directions to a T. The second time I was a bit more relaxed and wavered a bit. Both times it turned out perfectly -which makes it a successful recipe in my book. If I can mess around with it and it still turns out? Then it’s perfect!
We bagged what survived from us taste testing it, and used it as Christmas presents.
- 1 cup whole almonds (I cut mine in ½)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 package chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spread with almonds and toast.
- Combine butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in saucepan. Once butter has melted completely, whisk constantly until mixture begins to darken.
- Spread mixture over the almonds, and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. After a few moments, spread the chocolate even, and top with nuts.
Allow to cool completely before breaking into pieces.
The original recipe called for pecans to top it with – and I didn’t buy any, assuming we had some. I used walnuts instead, and don’t think it took away from it at all.
Originally recipe found here: Easy Homemade Toffee