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Quit paying $8 a 1/4 pound for English Toffee at the gourmet candy store. Make your own!
First, generously spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray, set aside. Process the almonds to a medium crush for topping, set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar and water. Cook and occasionally stir over medium heat to 300ºF. This should take about 25 minutes or so. Use a candy thermometer! (Note: Be careful not to leave the stove after the candy reaches 250ºF or so; it comes to hard crack stage very quickly and can burn in a heartbeat!)
As soon as the candy reaches the hard crack stage, pour the molten toffee onto the greased cookie sheet.
It should level out to a nice thickness on its own but you can shimmy the pan back and forth to level it more.
When the hot toffee gets a firm skin starting to cool on top, sprinkle the chocolate chips. Let the chips soften on the hot toffee and spread them with a spatula to cover. Immediately sprinkle the crushed almonds on the wet chocolate.
Chill and break into manageable pieces. Enjoy mes amis!
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!