Monday, December 21, 2009

Farmhouse Toffee :)

I was hoping to get a few recipes posted BEFORE Christmas.....I seem to be running out of time. That's the story of my life! :) Here's a quick, easy and delicious candy to make for Christmas.





FARMHOUSE TOFFEE

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
1 cup almonds or pecans- slivered or chopped
6 oz chocolate chips
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Combine all the ingredients in a heavy pan
except for nuts and chocolate chips.
Stirring constantly, cook over medium
heat until candy thermometer reads
300 degrees or until candy is
thick and golden. Spread on
buttered cookie sheet, then sprinkle
with chocolate chips. Spread chips
evenly until melted and top is
completely covered. Sprinkle with
nuts and refrigerate to set. Crack
into pieces before serving.

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Now, you can't get much more simple
than that can you? Most people
love this toffee and will ask you for
the recipe! Can somone PLEASE
figure out how to take the calories
out of this yummy candy??? :)
I will be posting again soon...
so check back soon and PLEASE
leave me a comment too!!

Farmchick


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19 sweet chicks commented here:

Lindsay said...

YUM!! Looks delicious! Merry Christmas :)

Julie Harward said...

Hi there..thats funny because today I'm making candy and this is one I'm making, very same recipe too and it is the best! You have a great week and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! Come say hi :D

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am going to try this one this week. Dianntha

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

OOOOhh, I need to make this! So yummy. LOVE your George Christmas music!

Wendi said...

Looks great! Every year I say I am going to make this and never do. Maybe next year.

The Wife said...

Oh I love toffee! Gonna make this one! Merry Christmas!

Territory Mom said...

I'm going to make this tomorrow. I won't even have to go to the store for ingredients. Thanks!!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I made the same sthing, only different, last week and it is gone already. Not me, tho! I could not keep the kids giant paws out of it!
(the seafoam I made is hidden in my undies drawer!)

Diana @ Sweet Fields of Green said...

Oh this looks so good! If I can squeeze in time between all the cookies and cake I need to bake in the next 2 days, I'll make a batch of this too. Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas!

CatHerder said...

i have made THREE batches of this, and not one came out perfect :-(. They all had a grainy texture, and were not clear. Then I noticed your recipe calls for water and corn syrup, mine did not. I was also told after the fact, that when you begin stirring to incorporate it, dont take the spoon out, lay it down, and continue stirring, because there will be sugar crystals on it that taint the rest of the pot. Grainy texture aside, it still tastes pretty good, but VERY sweet! Merry Christmas, love your blog :-)

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Oh, I LOVE toffee! Thanks for the recipe! My Mama used to make it all the time, and peanut brittle too, but I never mastered either of them. Your recipe sounds so much easier! I will definately be trying this out.
Tania, have a great Christmas! May it be filled with many blessings!

Janene said...

I am so glad that you posted this, because I lost my recipe, and yours seems easier than mine!
Thank you!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

Twisted Fencepost said...

That looks delicious! I'm with you....how can we get rid of those calories?!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Now I wish I had seen this before I made toffee crisps!!

I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Can someone also make my diabetic numbers stay normal when I eat these? :) They look fantastic! Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear friend, and have a safe and healthy New Year! xxoo

Susan said...

MMM! Cant wait to try it.

Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas. Have a wonderful holiday.

Misty said...

YUM!
The kids and I are looking for simple recipe's that they can help with, to take New Year's treats around to friends.
I think we will try this!!!
Thanks!

Naturegirl said...

Love love the toffee candy! I dare NOT make tham as I'll eat them all myself!! Wishing you A Happy Merry sweet Christmas!!

TCavanaugh said...

I have never made candy before, but your recipe seemed like I might be able to handle it. It turned out GREAT! Thank you so much for sharing. Happy New Year!