Here's our favorite holiday treat. We make it every year to give to friends, and to share at home. (Vacation came earlier this year, so we're already thinking about a second batch.)

English Toffee
3 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup cold water
1 1/2 lbs. butter  (6 sticks)
3 T. white Karo syrup
1 1/2 cups toasted almonds, slightly cracked
1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped fine
1 large package semi-sweet chocolate bits
Place sugar, water, butter, and syrup in a large frying pan.  Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches the hard crack stage (290°) and has a deep golden color.  Quickly add slightly cracked toasted almonds and spread out on a well greased cookie sheet.  While mixture is still hot, sprinkle semi-sweet chocolate bits over entire area and frost as you would frost a cake. Sprinkle finely chopped almonds over chocolate and allow to cool gradually. Break into bite-sized pieces and store in a tin.


I just have to tell you I made this today. We didn't have almonds but we had pecans so I used those. It turned out great! thanks for the recipe!

Ooh yum! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

A friend already gave me a nice pile of this goodie goodness, but I will print out your recipe here, just in case I want to make some.

It will be suited on the restaurant's wall than on a notebook.

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