Mixed-Nut Spiced Toffee

Mixed-Nut Spiced Toffee
Mixed-Nut Spiced Toffee

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4

    cups unsalted butter - (2 1/2 sticks)

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 1/2

    cup golden brown sugar - (packed)

  • 1/3

    cup water

  • 1

    tablespoon mild-flavored (light) molasses

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground allspice

  • 2

    cups coarsely-chopped toasted mixed nuts (such as cashews, almonds, and pistachios)

  • 5

    ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped (do not use unsweetened)

Directions

Butter small rimmed baking sheet. Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over low heat. Add next 6 ingredients; stir until sugars dissolve. Attach clip-on candy thermometer to pan. Increase heat to medium; boil until thermometer registers 290 degrees, stirring slowly but constantly and scraping bottom of pan with wooden spatula, about 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Mix in 1 1/2 cups nuts. Immediately pour candy onto sheet. Spread toffee to 1/4-inch thickness. Immediately sprinkle chocolate atop toffee. Let stand 1 minute. Using back of spoon, spread chocolate over toffee. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup nuts. Chill 1 hour. Break toffee into pieces. (Can be made 2 weeks ahead. Chill in airtight container. Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour before serving.) This recipe yields about 2 pounds.

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