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Almond Toffee

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2004

  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 pounds
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Chill:1 Hour

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped toasted slivered almonds, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

Preparation

Spread 1 cup almonds into a 9-inch circle on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bring sugar and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until mixture is golden brown and a candy thermometer registers 290° to 310° (about 15 minutes). Pour sugar mixture over almonds on baking sheet.

Sprinkle with morsels; let stand 30 seconds. Spread melted morsels evenly over top; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chopped almonds. Chill 1 hour. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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