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Best Ever (and easy) Butter Toffee


Date: Mon Dec 20 5:18 AM, 2004

 Best Ever (and easy) Butter Toffee

I make this every year for Christmas and it's wonderful. I got it out of my Land O Lakes cookbook, but copied it from their website. Hope you try it. Coe


It's best to have a reliable candy thermometer handy when making these crunchy buttery candies.
Preparation 10 min.  
Cooling 3 hrs.  
Cooking 25 min.  


*  2 1/3 cups sugar
*  2 cups LAND O LAKES® Butter
*  1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
*  2 tablespoons light corn syrup
*  1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
*  1 cup (6-ounces) semi-sweet or milk real chocolate chips (We recommend NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Morsels)


Butter 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Combine all ingredients except nuts and chocolate chips in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 300°F or small amount of mixture dropped into cold water forms hard brittle strands (25 to 40 minutes). Stir in 1 cup nuts.
Pour mixture into prepared pan; spread to desired thickness. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot candy; let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over candy. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool completely (at least 3 hours). Break into pieces. Store in airtight container in a cool dry place up to three weeks.
TIPS: Test your thermometer in boiling water. If the water boils at a temperature other than 212°F, adjust the temperature accordingly.
If your toffee separates during cooking, carefully and slowly add about 1/2 cup hot water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and stir constantly.
If you prefer a thinner toffee, use two buttered (15x10x1-inch) pans or cookie sheets and pour half of toffee mixture on each; spread to desired thickness.

Yield: 5 dozen candies (2 1/4 pounds)

Nutrition Facts (1 candy)
---------------------------------------------------------------------- --Calories: 120
Fat: 9 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 45 mg
Carbohydrates: 11 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g

-- Edited by Samzmom at 05:21, 2004-12-20

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