Hankerin’ for dessert, but the cupboards are sparse? No worries. Here is a quick, simple, 3-5 ingredient recipe for a dessert. (Taken from Super Easy Toffee.)
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 cup sugar
1/8 of a teaspoon sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup finely chopped almonds
- In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Allow to come to a boil, and cook until the mixture becomes a dark amber color, and the temperature has reached 285 F Stir occasionally.
- While the toffee is cooking, cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- As soon as the toffee reaches the proper temperature—about 15 minutes, it should look medium brown in color and should be clear—pour it out onto the prepared baking sheet. Optional: Sprinkle the chocolate over the top, and let it set for a minute or two to soften. Spread the chocolate into a thin even layer once it is melted. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate, and press in slightly. Putting a plastic bag over your hand will minimize the mess.
- Place the toffee in the refrigerator to chill until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.