Brown Sugar Toffee
- Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts on bottom of foil-lined pan; set pan aside.
- Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In the saucepan melt the 1 cup butter over low heat. Stir in brown 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. Avoid splashing mixture on sides of pan. Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of pan.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 290 degree F, soft-crack stage. Mixture should boil at a moderate, steady rate over the entire surface. Reaching soft-crack stage should take about 15 minutes. Watch carefully after candy mixture reaches 280 degree F.
- Remove pan from heat; remove thermometer. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts. When firm, lift candy out of pan; break candy into pieces. Store tightly covered. Makes about 48 pieces or 1-1/4 pounds.
From the Test Kitchen
Up to 2 weeks ahead, prepare toffee. Store in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container.
Nutrition Facts (Brown Sugar Toffee)
- Per serving:
- 75 kcal ,
- 6 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat ,
- 11 mg chol. ,
- 44 mg sodium ,
- 6 g carb.