Crunchy Toffee Bits

Simply said “I love candy”

Toffee Bits

And one of my favorites is homemade toffee

…perfect snack and garnish

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick and 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  • Butter a cookie sheet.
  • In a heavy saucepan, heat butter, sugar and water on medium-high heat.
  • Constantly stir with wooden or heat-proof spoon until candy thermometer reaches 300F to 310F degrees.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and salt.
  • Pour onto cookie sheet and spread thin. Allow the toffee to cool down and to expedite the cool down, place in freezer for 5 minutes (the toffee will become more brittle, making it easier to break into pieces, chop into bits or place into food processor).

Toffee

  • Alternative option is to make it into a toffee bar and add chopped nuts and top with chocolate.
    • To add chopped nuts to the toffee, before adding the vanilla and salt to the boiling toffee in the saucepan, stir-in 1/2 cup of chopped nuts to the toffee and then add the vanilla and salt.
    • Spread the toffee on the cookie sheet and allow the toffee to cool for a few minutes and then top with 1 cup to 1 six-ounce bag of chocolate chips, then place in freezer so the hot toffee does not melt the chocolate chips.

Endless possibilities of delightful combinations…

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