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Toffee recipe for gift giving this Christmas

heartofmyhomecreations's picture

Can you help me find a quick and easy recipe for chocolat and almond toffee?  Something not to fussy with temperatures, mayber a microwave or quick stove top version.

Thank you!


Pielove's picture

toffee (post #71531, reply #1 of 5)

This recipe, from CT regular TracyK, is great-- I make it for my family every year.

This recipe is quick and easy, but it does specify temperatures-- with toffee, you do want to be precise because if you cook it too little, you get the dreaded tooth-stick, and your friends and relatives will all lose fillings.  If you cook it too much, then it's burnt and gross.

Another homemade candy that is truly amazing is CookiMonster's caramels:

I make an orange-pecan version, and a sea-salt version-- both are delicious and wildly popular.  But again, you will have to be precise with the temperatures to get the right texture.  


Gretchen9's picture

What Pielove says is just (post #71531, reply #2 of 5)

What Pielove says is just right. With candy making you do have to cook to a temp, and if you don't, your candy will not be good. It isn't hard, and you can get an adequate thermometer in the supermarket aisle.

Pielove's picture

pralines (post #71531, reply #3 of 5)

I just happened to be reading another recipe and came across this easy, no-thermometer praline recipe.  It sounds like it might fit your criteria, check it out:


heartofmyhomecreations's picture

pralines (post #71531, reply #4 of 5)

Hi Pie,

These look good and very simple to make.  It's not toffee but everybody loves pralines.  Worth trying and I happen to have everything I need right now.



Gretchen9's picture

You can make peanut brittle (post #71531, reply #5 of 5)

You can make peanut brittle without a thermometer. I used to make one in an electric skillet that was TDF.