Double Chocolate-Almond Toffee

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Makes:
48 servings
Yields:
about 48 pieces or 1-1/3 pounds
Prep:
20 mins
Cook:
25 mins
Stand:
3 mins
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Double Chocolate-Almond Toffee

Ingredients
1/2
cup slivered almonds, toasted
1
cup butter
1
cup sugar
3
tablespoons water
1
tablespoon light corn syrup
1
square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
3/4

Directions

  1. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Sprinkle the toasted almonds on the bottom of foil-lined pan; set pan aside.
  2. Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In pan melt the 1 cup butter over low heat. Stir in sugar, water, and corn syrup. Cook over medium-high heat to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar. This should take about 4 minutes. Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of pan.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 230 degree F, thread stage. Mixture should boil at a moderate, steady rate over the entire surface. Reaching thread stage should take 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the unsweetened chocolate. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 290 degree F, soft-crack stage. Reaching soft-crack stage should take about 15 minutes more. Watch carefully after candy mixture reaches 280 degree F.
  4. Remove pan from heat; remove thermometer. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until surface is firm. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces; let stand 1 to 2 minutes. When softened, spread pieces evenly over mixture. Chill for 30 minutes or until firm. Lift candy out of pan; break candy into pieces. Store tightly covered. Makes about 48 pieces or 1-1/3 pounds.

From the Test Kitchen

Up to 2 weeks ahead, prepare toffee. Store in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container.

Nutrition Facts

(Double Chocolate-Almond Toffee)
    Per serving:
  • 77 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 11 mg chol.,
  • 42 mg sodium,
  • 6 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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