I'm so happy you like this recipe. Mildred Hayward was my grandmother and when I was working for Southern Living back in 2004, I was so happy to be able to get it in the magazine. It's one of our family favorites. Unfortunately, she passed away shortly after this was published but she did see it in print and was so happy when I showed it to her.
I send this toffee to family every Christmas and they love it. I've found that at high altitude it's best to only cook it to 275 degrees or it can seize. Whoever Mildred is, wherever she is now, I owe you a debt of gratitude for this recipe. My far-flung family talks about it all year.
This toffee is delicious and very easy to make. Make sure to watch it closely as when it starts to turn golden, it turns brown shortly after and needs to be taken off the heat quickly! This recipe is a keeper!
This is a great tasting toffee and is easy to make. I have made it many times and everyone loves it!