BUTTER TOFFEE (MARKS MICROWAVE RECIPE)
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. water
- 1/2 c. roughly chopped pecans or almonds (I use pecans)
- 5 oz. melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
Rub inside of a large GLASS (this will not work in anything but glass, no ceramic mixing bowl with the stick of butter, and put remaining butter in bowl. Pour sugar directly on butter in bottom of bowl; try to avoid getting any sugar on sides. Add salt and water. Microwave on HIGH power until syrup is toffee- colored, (our microwave takes 12 minutes 15 seconds to achieve this color). Place nuts on a non-stick cookie sheet (if not non-stick, butter cookie sheet slightly). Pour hot syrup over nuts. DO NOT scrape bowl onto candy or candy may crystallize. I scrape remaining syrup out on another part of the cookie sheet than where the candy is, as it is still a good cook's treat! Let candy cool. if you are in a hurry, place in freezer for a few minutes. Melt chocolate, and brush over top of candy when it is cool. Let chocolate set, again putting in freezer if needed. Break into pieces. NO ONE will ever guess that this only takes about 30 minutes to make, and that it was made in the microwave! Makes 1 pound of candy.