Macadamia Nut Butter Toffee
Once you try this Macadamia Nut Butter Toffee recipe, you won't want to waste your money buying toffee at $10 or more a pound. You can package these up and give away as gifts. With the economy the way it is, this is a great way to stretch your holiday dollars!!
If you live in the mainland, please consider purchasing your macadamia nuts from our friends at Island Princess Hawaii. They have been gracious enough to provide us with gift certificates and giveaways every month, right from the start. Check out their specials for free shipping. If you live in Hawaii, you can visit their outlet store or purchase their products locally.
1 cup unsalted butter (if you use salted, just omit the salt)
¼ tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
6 Tbs light corn syrup
1 cup chopped Island Princess macadamia nuts, toasted
8 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (or use Ghirardelli chips)
1. Line sheet pan with waxed paper. Sprinkle ½ cup of macadamia nuts on pan; spread evenly into a rectangular shape.
2. Melt butter over low heat. Add sugar, salt and corn syrup and stir until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to medium-high, bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Clip candy thermometer onto the side, and boil until it caramelizes and reaches 300°F.
3. Pour caramelized mixture over nuts on sheet pan, spreading with a spatula as thin as possible. Immediately top with chocolate, spreading with spatula as it melts to cover the entire surface of the toffee. Top with remaining nuts, pressing into chocolate.
4. Chill until cool and chocolate has hardened. Peel toffee from waxed paper, break into bite-sized pieces to serve.
Yield: About 24 pieces (depending how big pieces are)
*To toast mac.nuts, heat a nonstick pan and dry fry them. Stir often as they will burn easily.
**You may also sub sliced almonds, pecans, cashews or hazelnuts for the macadamia nuts