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Almond-Butter Toffee

1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups chopped almonds
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a 13-by-9-inch baking pan; set aside. Combine butter and brown sugar in a medium heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in 2 cups almonds. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. When chips have softened, spread evenly over toffee. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup almonds on top. Let cool completely and break into pieces. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 2 pounds candy.

Sweet Treats with Eileen Gilson

Sunday, December 03, 2000

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