Toffee is always a crowd pleaser. That brown sugary, buttery, nutty flavor that melts in your mouth is definitely on my holiday baking list every year. Add some chocolate in there and you have a more delicious toffee with a blend of flavors that everyone loves. For this recipe, you could use pecans instead of almonds. I prefer almonds because I think they have that buttery flavor already found in the toffee. You can also opt to use milk chocolate instead of semisweet chocolate chips. Just remember that milk chocolate burns more easily than semisweet, so you’ll want to melt it slowly. Let’s make some toffee already, Jeni! OK, OK – let’s do it!
What you need:
- 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (Go for the original, Nilla Wafers! They are more costly, but so worth it!)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
For the topping:
- 1/2 cup butter (NOT melted)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1 cup (or about 6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup almonds (chopped)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, brown sugar and melted butter. When I make wafer crumbs, I throw a bunch of the cookies in a large Ziploc bag, close it up and pound the daylights out of it with a rolling pin to make crumbs. Press that mixture of crumbs, sugar and butter into an uncreased 13″ x 9″ pan. Bake for about 10 minutes until it’s lightly browned.
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the topping butter and brown sugar to a boil. Boil and stir for a full minute. Pour that mixture over the crust. Bake it again for another 10 minutes at 350.
Take it out of the oven and let it stand for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of it, and let them get all melty. Use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate around to cover the toffee underneath.
Sprinkle the top with your almonds.
Let it cool completely before trying to cut into it. Then, grab a few pieces for yourself and hide them away. Because once your household smells this, they will come running!
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Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl. I love to drink wine while I bake. I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious. If you’re a normal person that loves to bake or cook and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.