toffeeDelicious toffee with that stick-to-your teeth, buttery taste that reminds me of holiday’s past. Grandma says to avoid making candy on a cloudy day, as it sometimes separates. However, after making this for decades, around Christmas time in Colorado, cloudy days have been hard to avoid. Most of the time, it comes out just fine.

Plan to make several batches of this delicious treat to give away at holiday time. It freezes perfectly, so you can tuck an extra tin away for emergencies. You KNOW what I mean by a toffee emergency.

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Grandma Edna cooking her world-famous toffee

Grandma's Famous Toffee
 
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This delicious toffee has won hearts all over the west!
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Recipe type: Candy
: American
Serves: One cookie sheet
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Karo Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Boiling Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips
  • ¾ cup Slivered Almonds for topping
Instructions
  1. Bring sugar, butter, Karo syrup and water to a vigorous boil, stirring constantly (keep at a very high temperature) We use an electric skillet for best results but any heavy skillet will work.
  2. After approximately 5 minutes, the mixture should start to brown a bit
  3. Test candy by dripping a bit into ice water. If it hardens, the candy is done
  4. Time to move! Add vanilla and pecans continuing to stir
  5. Pour mixture onto cookie sheet and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the candy
  6. Spread when melted
  7. Top with slivered almonds or more chopped pecans
  8. Note:
  9. Grandma says to avoid making candy on a cloudy day, as it sometimes separates. However, after making this for decades around Christmas time in Colorado, cloudy days have been hard to avoid. Most of the time, it comes out just fine.

 

 

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