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Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy
December 13, 2008

Like pralines...too soft, too bland. Toffee has to be cooked to 300 degrees or to the hard crack, or 12 minutes boil to where it is truly brownish. I made it years ago from a recipe and it was perfect but here I couldn't remember the recipe. I used this recipe but it was all wrong. If you want a soft praline-like taste then this is it. If you want genuine toffee, cook it to the hard crack. I found the real recipe from Betty Crocker, and that is 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, not double. 1/8 tsp salt. However, instead of spreading it on a cookie sheet (unless you just like it paper thin), I recommend pouring it in a lined rectangular cake pan in order to achieve the thickness of a real Heath bar. Still spread a cup or cup and a half of chips with the back of a spoon, then add any chopped nuts of your choice. Set naturally or refrigerate for a short while, then break into bite sized pieces. This is genuine toffee with the genuine flavor, not some spruced-up praline. Do NOT use a plastic spoon in this recipe. Use a wooden spoon. The plastic one will melt into the candy. I don't recommend this recipe because it is tasteless and not at all toffee-flavored. It is sugary and like a praline.

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