NICOLES PISTACHIO TOFFEE HEARTWARMER

 

  • Cooking Time: 60
  • Servings: 10
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter cut up
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 T light corn syrup
  • 2 T water
  • 1 cup chopped pistachios plus another 1/4 C finely chopped for topping
  • 12 oz milk or dark chocolate (I used bitter sweet chocolate chips)

Directions

  • Toast your nuts in a 325 degree oven on parchment paper until they are toasty brown – careful not to let them burn. Start with 10 minutes.
  • Line a 15 x 10 pan with that new nonstick foil or regular foil coated with non stick spray
  • Heat butter sugar, corn syrup and 2 T water.
  • Increase heat to medium and melt butter - insert candy thermometer.
  • Cook about 12 minutes until golden brown and temperature is 300 - Don’t stir.
  • Remove from heat, remove thermometer and quickly stir in nuts. (carefully!)
  • Pour toffee into prepared pan and quickly spread all the way to the edges. (Coat your spatula with non-stick)
  • Let stand on a wire rack for 30 minutes
  • Melt 1/2 of chocolate in microwave for 45 sec and stir smooth. (Don’t overcook - just stir and stir and stir till it is smooth)
  • Spread over top and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm.
  • Flip over and repeat with the rest of the chocolate but sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 of nuts (work quickly so the nuts stick to the melted chocolate - it cools off quick because of the refrigeration.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm.
  • Break bar into pieces store in airtight container at room temperature.
  • I packaged mine into clear cellophane bags and used scrapbook paper in a cute holiday theme cut to size and stapled it to the top with a tag!

Notes

This recipe got me through a really hard time when I wanted to give something for all my wonderful friends who have been there for me - So I modified a recipe I found in a magazine and cleaned out the pantry and found pistachios.... the toffee was a HUGE success and I'll be making more in the years to come!

Categories: Christmas  Misc. Candy  Toffee 

Author Credit: a recent magazine

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