This post would have been handy a week or so ago when you were probably stressing about what to give those people in your life whom you sort of like, but who aren’t worth a trip to the mall. Oops, sorry. I told you I’m not good at this blogging thing. Well now that the season of giving is over, you should make this just for yourself and scarf it down before the New Year’s resolutions kick in.
If you aren’t familiar with candy making, this is a nice easy introduction. And no candy thermometer is necessary. Basically you cook water, sugar and butter until it is about done (more on that below). Then pour it out onto parchment paper. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Spread, then top with chopped pecans. Let it cool, break it up. Boom. Toffee. Details and better step by step instructions after the jump. (more…)