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Terrific Toffee

"This candy is one of those must-make treats my family requests at Christmas," says Carol Gillespie of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. "The buttery toffee, rich chocolate and crunchy nuts are a triple treat. Everyone who tries a piece asks for more."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing
  • Makes
    about 2 pounds

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped almonds, toasted, divided

Directions

  • Butter a large baking sheet with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a small bowl, combine semisweet and milk chocolate chips; set aside.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reaches 290° (soft-crack stage). Remove from the heat; stir in 1 cup almonds. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips; spread with a knife when melted. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Let stand until set, about 1 hour.
  • Break into 2-in. pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 ounce-weight: 187 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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