You will need:
- 2 cups of real butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 6 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
- 1 cup chopped hazelnuts, divided (you can substitute almonds or pecans)
- 1 bag (12 oz) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp of sea salt (divided)
- two 13 x 9 pans
- candy thermometer
While the toffee is still very hot (but before it hardens) I have learned to run a spatula through it to kind of “score” it. It makes it break into more even pieces later on.
Let the toffee pans sit for about a minute, then sprinkle on a little of the sea salt. Divide the chocolate chips and sprinkle over the top. The heat from the toffee melts the chocolate. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate into a layer, then sprinkle on a bit more salt (if desired) and the remaining chopped hazelnuts.
Let sit in the refrigerator about 20 minutes, until the chocolate completely hardens. Break into pieces and enjoy! This makes a great treat for neighbors.
And also for the little boys who hover near the kitchen, sniffing the air and saying “ooo! That smells SO good….”
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