Hi friend! How’s your week going? Can you believe we’re so close to Christmas? My shopping is pretty much done, so I’m feeling good about that! How about you?
I hope you brought your appetite today because I have one of my favorite, SUPER EASY homemade dessert recipes to share with you! I’ve been making this chocolate covered toffee for years, but I usually only make it in December, so it’s a special treat!
It’s nearly foolproof to make, but it looks fancy, so people are always impressed when you tell them it’s homemade. And it’s DELICIOUS!! I have a hard time just eating a few at a time.
This toffee recipe requires only a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand. If you’re missing something, it’s always convenient to have your Walmart+ membership to rely on.
With Walmart+, you can: (1) shop online and get Walmart+ FREE shipping, with no order minimum on items from Walmart.com (excludes most Marketplace items, location & freight surcharges.) (2) get unlimited free same-day delivery from your store to your door on groceries and more ($35 minimum, restrictions apply); (3) shop inside the store with the mobile scan & go functionality in the Walmart app for a contact free checkout; and (4) get member prices on fuel.
Note: I’ve made this toffee with and without a candy thermometer and they have both turned out great. The toffee is supposed to cook to 300 degrees, which is helpful to see on the thermometer, but if you don’t have one, you can eyeball it. I accidentally overcooked this one to 385 degrees and it was still delicious!
If you don’t have a candy thermometer, you’ll know the toffee is done cooking when it resembles the shade of peanut butter.
Using a deep saucepan, add the corn syrup and water over medium high heat until boiling.
Boil for about 5 minutes.
Add the butter and continue cooking until temperature reaches 285-300 degrees or turns the color of creamy peanut butter. It takes about 20-30 minutes to reach this point.
Remove from heat, add the salt and baking soda and stir.
Pour the toffee onto a baking sheet and spread evenly with a spatula. It hardens quickly so work fast.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds and then pour onto the toffee and spread evenly. Or, since the toffee is hot enough to melt the chips, you can just drop them onto the toffee unmelted.
Top with chopped/sliced almonds before the chocolate cools.
Like I mentioned above, I used my Walmart+ membership to order my groceries online and have them delivered to my door for free ($35 order minimum, restrictions apply).
With Walmart+, you can: (1) shop online and get Walmart+ FREE shipping, with no order minimum on items from Walmart.com (excludes most Marketplace items, location & freight surcharges.) (2) get free same-day delivery from your store to your door on groceries and more ($35 minimum, restrictions apply); (3) shop inside the store with the mobile scan & go functionality in the Walmart app for a contact free checkout; and (4) get member prices on fuel.
I’ve been ordering my groceries online and it keeps me from making those impulse purchases that tend to happen when you’re inside the store. If you do head to the store, you can take advantage of the mobile scan & go benefit you can access with your Walmart+ membership. It’s a contact-free checkout process that saves you so much time!
And, have you signed up for the Walmart+ membership yet? If not, I bet you’ll find it so useful! If you want to give it a try, you can sign up HERE.
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