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Spiced Mixed Nut Toffee

Modified from gourmet.com | Pareve or Dairy

This recipes makes about 2 pounds and is great for gifts

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar

1/3 cup water

1 tablespoon light molasses

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

2 cups coarsely chopped toasted mixed nuts (such as cashews, almonds, and pistachios)

1 cup semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (not unsweetened)



Instructions

Butter small rimmed baking sheet. Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over low heat. Add the sugar, brown sugar, water, molasses, salt and allspice. Stir until sugars dissolve. Attach the thermometer to pan. Increase heat to medium; boil until thermometer registers 290, stirring slowly but constantly and scraping bottom of pan with wooden spatula, about 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Mix in 1 1/2 cups nuts. Immediately pour candy onto sheet. Spread toffee to 1/4-inch thickness. Immediately sprinkle chocolate atop toffee. Let stand 1 minute. Using back of spoon, spread chocolate over toffee. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup nuts. Chill 1 hour. Break toffee into pieces. Can be made 2 weeks ahead. Chill in airtight container. Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour before serving. Serves 12 to 15.

This recipes makes about 2 pounds and is great for gifts