We’ve tried quite a few toffee candy recipes in our day, and this one—which is developed by the super talented and much-loved Test Kitchen Professional Pam Lolley—is the best we’ve ever encountered. It’s a simple recipe with thoughtful touches, like the addition of instant espresso granules and a half a teaspoon of cinnamon for kick and a nice complexity of flavor. It calls for molasses, light brown sugar, and both almonds and bittersweet chocolate chips, which is a combination that’s just begging to be put on the baking calendar this weekend. With this recipe, you’re only 10 ingredients away from the best toffee of your life, and most of the ingredients you probably already have on hand. (For example, one of those ingredients is water, so you’re already on your way.) The Test Kitchen promises “buttery, crunchy toffee topped with smooth, rich dark chocolate and almonds—candy heaven!” They also recommend ensuring you have a candy thermometer on hand because “the 290° you take it to makes this the perfect consistency.” The active time on this recipe is only 25 minutes, with a total of 1 hour and 5 minutes—that’s not too long to wait for great toffee, right? So, what are you waiting for? We hope you enjoy! (Next up, try our tips for perfect pralines.)
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