I don’t send Christmas cards but I receive many every year. Acknowledging the effort people put into remembering me at the holidays is important. So, each year in January (or early February if my birthday celebrating takes over) I make a special candy treat, write new year well wishes on cards and send off a little something to everyone who sent me a card.
This year I opted for toffee. Super easy, always reliable toffee crack!
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (or whatever you want)
In a microwave safe 8 cup glass bow (I use a glass measuring cup type batter bowl) heat the butter and sugar in 1 minute increments – stirringn after each session.
Critical note – use a wooden spoon to stir. I have tried other utensils but they always break the mixture.
My microwave takes a total of 8 and 1/2 minutes to get to the beautiful caramel color you want.
Spread pour onto a cookie sheet lined with a silpat (or greased aluminum foil). I generally take a big offset spatula and spread it out. Work quickly and then top with loads of chocolate chips.
I generally toss it into a 350 degree oven for a couple minutes to help the chocolate melt. Then using an offset spatula, I spread the delicious melty chocolate over all of the toffee.
Top with finely chopped pecans and let cool completely. Break into bit sized pieces and enjoy!
I typically package in cello bags with a cute ribbon.