This toffee is one of the most popular things we make here at the 1802 House Bed and Breakfast. It is a buttery, nutty, chocolatey bit of pure indulgence. And so simple to make!
We’ve sent this recipe home with more guests than any of our others. We even had one guest break it up, put in homemade ice cream and win her daughter’s “Homemade Ice Cream” contest at their local school! It’s a great holiday gift idea as it’s easy to make and stores well.
We use almonds when we make this for our guests because they’re my favorite nut. I love almonds with chocolate. You could use any nut that you prefer though. Macadamia works very well too. We also think that good quality chocolate is important. Ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate chips are our favorite. You could use their bitter sweet or milk chocolate as well. It’s really down to personal preference and tastes. The “how-to” remains the same.
You will need a candy thermometer and a heavy bottom pan. Clean up is easy. Just soak in hot soapy water. Be careful when working with the hot melted butter and sugar.