Chocolate Toffee

September 19, 2007

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If you’re looking for a quick, homemade gift, look no further than this easy candy. Wow your friends and family with tins of it. They’ll love you for it. SAM

1/2 cup chopped roasted pecans, walnuts, or peanuts
8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
9 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels

Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan and spread the nuts evenly across the bottom. In a heavy skillet over high heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar and water and stir constantly until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Pour the batter over the nuts in the pan. Spread the chocolate morsels over the batter and smooth with a large spoon or spatula. Chill immediately for 2 hours, then break into small pieces.
Makes 2 cups.

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