Hope you enjoy it as much as we all do!!
1 pound of butter
2 cups of sugar
5 tablespoons of water
Put this all in a good sized pot and bring to a boil. Now, you can be precise and use a candy thermometer to the "hard crack" stage, or you can do what we do and just keep stirring until it's the color of a brown paper bag. I like to make it to a medium brown paper bag ... the darker it is the crackier it is ... is that a word? lol!!
Pour this boiling mix onto a buttered sheet -- I use a jelly-roll pan which is about 13 x 15 inches ... I don't like it too thick ... or too thin! Spread the toffee out so it's about even in the pan, but you might get some thicker pieces or thinner pieces ... but it is all good!!
Be careful ... nothing hotter than boiling sugar!!
Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top, and spread them as they melt on the toffee. And before the chocolate sets, sprinkle with some sliced almonds. (I did find some dark chocolate chips this year that I want to try!)
When everything has set and cooled, start breaking the toffee into pieces. Don't bother trying to cut it ... won't happen!
Thanks, Steph for 12 years o toffee!!