Chocolate Covered Toffee Breakups……..

What's NOT to love about these?

What’s NOT to love about these?

…..a wonderful treat to have on hand, especially with the holidays coming up. Having never made toffee before, I was expecting this to be a more challenging recipe, not really expecting my first attempt to turn out as well as it did! We even ate more than we should have! I had to put what was left in the freezer!

I had my greased, parchment paper-lined cookie sheet ready, My almonds toasted and chopped, my wet and dry ingredients measured and on stand by, my chocolate ready to melt, my candy thermometer attached to the side of the pan…let’s just say I was much more prepared than I usually am when trying a recipe for the first time.

I found that it went together fairly quickly, and the results exceeded my expectations! I wanted to be sure the chocolate would stick to the toffee, so I followed Dorie’s suggestion to wipe the surface of the toffee with a dampened paper towel, to remove any butter that might be lingering.

I broke the toffee into different sized pieces, aiming to please different appetites, even mine at different times off the day. With the holidays just around the corner, I will definitely add this recipe to my favorites to give as gifts!