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Friday, December 17, 2010

Homemade Gifts #4: Chocolate Almond Toffee

If you like to live on the edge, here are a couple short cuts you can try when making this recipe for Almond Toffee:

(1) Instead of cutting, melting, and tempering the chocolate in a double boiler or heat proof bowl - use chocolate chips and simply sprinkle on top of the warm toffee.  Once they melt, spread evenly and top with almonds.  WARNING:  this short cut caused me a LOT of anxiety when my melted chocolate REFUSED to set.  After 2 hrs, I started scouring the internet for tips on how to fix chocolate that won't set.  I ended up putting the toffee in the refrigerator for 5 minutes and saying a prayer.  When I woke up in the morning, all was well, but if I could do it all over again I'd save myself the anxiety and nix the short cut.

(2)  Use slivered almonds or almond pieces instead of whole almonds.  This tip is a no brainer and will save you the grief (and possibly injury due to flying projectiles) of trying to chop whole almonds.


  1. Seriously, im gaining weight just reading about this! Yum!

  2. Btw your blog pics are turning out wonderful! I love that little camera of yours!