This Easy Homemade Toffee.....No Candy Thermometer Needed is the perfect Christmas Candy! It won't hurt the integrity of the toffee at all, just the flavor (and I imagine only slightly). If you do try it, let us know how the flavor is! You’re a genius, Haley! Immediately remove once you see it starting to "smoke". At this point, you can either sprinkle toffee with chocolate chips or add your melted chocolate like we did. The so-called "cold-water method" is an easy way to estimate the temperature of your candy: Generations of cooks and candy makers have relied on this trick to make all types of candies, from fudge to toffee . I use this inexpensive digital candy thermometer that I bought off of Amazon (affiliate). The toffee was wonderful and so easy! I am more than pleased (you can also sprinkle chocolate chips over the toffee and they will melt). As for the sugar I used 1 cup brown/ 0.5 cup white. That said, you can use the cold water method to identify the different stages in candy making. I would rely more on the color of the toffee … The bubbles will become … Tried making this tonite, my toffee got thick and bubbly but didnt brown like in the picture. Ready in minutes, this toffee takes all the guesswork out of candy making, and is by far the most requested holiday treat I make. DIRECTIONS. You will develop an instinct to know by observation when it's reached the right temperature. I want to be part of your family, Erin! Dec 8, 2015 - I am SO EXCITED about this recipe today! Immediately remove the pan from the heat and pour the toffee evenly over the nuts on the prepared baking sheet - don't scrape the sides of the pan. Hi John, just to help the chocolate melt. At 15 minutes we could stir it and it was completely melted. It’s made in ten minutes – five to boil the mixture, and five to let it sit before spreading the chocolate – and then it just needs a couple hours in the fridge to set. Davids mom makes the BEST toffee. It truly is the best toffee I have ever had. DIRECTIONS. BUT I will say, every time I made this recipe with my candy thermometer, it was spot on with that what be happening. This Easy Homemade Toffee…..No Candy Thermometer Needed recipe is brought to you from my in laws. This is my mother in-law's recipe and she told me that the last little drips that you would be scraping out can have a scorched taste. In fact I used plant butter haha and it was quite yummy. Don't freak out if your toffee is smoking. I was actually just talking to my sister Cassie about toffee color the other day and she said hers doesn't get as dark either. (Can you tell I loathe them?) 1 0. erskine. Your email address will not be published. It took around 15 minutes. Gather your ingredients and get to cooking!! I'm not a fan either. Very neat! vanillaDash of salt1 Cup chopped walnuts or almonds--Big bag of almonds found here.1 Cup Chocolate-chips or bars. In a heavy-bottomed pot over low heat, bring ghee and jaggery to a low boil. We got excited to see the smoke! We used this pan! Start out on low to med heat then as it starts to thin you can turn it up to med to high. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. 1 lb or more? Line a 8-inch square pan with foil. About 1/2 cup Heath milk chocolate toffee bits. This brick of chocolate is bigger than it looks, and tastier too! I have already made it three times this season. Keep stirring, to prevent scorching, until thermometer registers 280 degrees F. Watch carefully and stir continuously at this point because it will burn easily. I’m glad you came for this toffee tutorial! Thank you for stopping by and supporting us. Use a Thermometer When Possible Required fields are marked *. 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