This is my Mom’s recipe for English Toffee that tastes JUST LIKE Almond Roca that you buy at the store. It’s so light and crispy, with little pockets of melted chocolate and crunchy almonds. You’ll win some serious brownie points if you hand these out for Christmas!
My mom complains about making a simple week night dinner, yet she bakes homemade bread everyday, makes homemade toffee, caramels, and other complicated treats that require candy thermometers and pieces of your sanity. Woman really are hard to understand.
People don’t make homemade candy like they used to, except for my mom. She makes it every single year without hesitation. I actually designated her to make this so that I could photograph it and take credit for it, but I guess I’ll be honest…
Some toffee is so hard, that I fear I’ll break off my teeth every time I bite down. Makes me feel a bit like a rabid dog gnawing on a bone; but not this toffee! This is so light and crispy. My mom makes it a bit more simple by pouring the hot toffee over a layer of chocolate chips, that way you don’t have to worry about dipping the toffee in melted chocolate. The chocolate chips melt from the heat of the toffee, and create these little pockets of chocolate throughout; and let’s be honest, if you don’t like little pockets of melted chocolate, we can’t be friends.
The only thing you need to be careful of, is not burning it!!! this isn’t one of those recipes where you can just come and go as you wish. Stop everything you’re doing, and watch this stuff like it’s a human baby! I don’t care if the president of the United States is knocking at your door. You holler at him that he’s gonna have to wait!
Can you see the little pockets I’m talking about?!
So whether you want to impress your in-laws, or just save a few bucks by making toffee yourself, my Mom’s recipe is the only recipe you should ever make. (and no I’m not biased…)
But I mean, come on. Do your taste buds a favor and make this. (Or you can probably send my mom a nice letter and she’ll do it for you like she does with me.)
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