Toffee with walmuts
usually we make it with almonds but big G decided on walnuts this year and what a great choice!
Melt 1lb butter
then add 2 1/4 cups sugar and bring to a boil
add 4 tablespoons of water one at a time
and stir constantly for the next 10 minutes.
It’s finished when it’s a light caramel color.
test by dropping spoonful into cold water until it reaches hard crack candy stage (forms ball easily and hardens) sounds more difficult than it really is-and it’s a perfect time to see the real color. Undercooked and the toffee will stick to your teeth for days, overcooked will taste burnt.
Pour directly onto a baking sheet with edges
wait until it firms up but is still hot (3-4 minutes or so)
then pour on an entire package of chocolate chips
give them 2 minutes to start to melt then spread the chocolate to the edges like you are icing a cake.
sprinkle on chopped nuts and allow to harden
I let it cool on the counter for a 1/2 hour then put it in fridge for 20-30 minutes and then bread into pieces.
I love that my daughter want to make this with me every year!
Hope you give it a try!
printable recipe here