Tired of that study grind? So are we. There’s no better break than a food break, so we decided to spend a quick 20 minutes making ourselves some delicious toffee instead. It’s a great way to relieve stress by chopping nuts and cracking toffee. Plus, the toffee makes for great self-motivation. One hour of studying = one generous chunk of toffee.
- Prep Time:10 minutes
- Cook Time:10 minutes
- Total Time:20 minutes
- Servings:10-12 servings
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup butter, unsalted
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Chop almonds into uneven pieces.
Butter a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. Spread chopped nuts evenly over baking sheet.
Toast in oven for about seven minutes as it preheats to 300°F. Take it out at the four minute mark, shake the nuts around, and put back in oven for remaining three minutes.
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt cubed butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir the mixture until it becomes a beautiful caramel (the color of a raw almond).
Spread caramel evenly over toasted nuts.
Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over caramel. After a minute or two, use a butter knife to spread chocolate into an even layer.
Sprinkle with salt crystals or more chopped nuts (optional).
Place in refrigerator for at least an hour.
Take out and crack into smaller pieces. Enjoy!