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December 2017

Fancy Last Minute Gift Idea: Chocolate Almond Toffee with Finlandia Imported Butter

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Here's the scenario:

It's a week before Christmas and time is going faster than you might like.  There are still more people on your Christmas list than there are days.  You've got 3 parties to go to and you have no idea what to bring.  

Cue the Finlandia Imported Butter and this SUPER easy chocolate almond toffee recipe that's so beautiful and delicious, you're going to make it even when you actually DO have free time, not just when you're trying to beat the Christmas rush.

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All you need is:

  • 8 ozs Finlandia Imported Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 16 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (I like using mini chips)
  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds

Add the Finlandia Imported Butter, sugar, water, and corn syrup to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.  While you are waiting, lightly grease a jelly roll pan.  I like to use the wrapper from the butter so there is no waste.  Also, toast the almonds slightly by placing them under a broiler for about 4 minutes.  Keep an eye on them as they will toast very quickly!

Using a candy thermometer, remove the toffee from the heat once temp reaches 300-310° (Hard crack).  Pour in the vanilla and swirl it around until it's incorporated into the toffee.  Carefully pour the toffee into a the prepared jelly roll pan and let cool for 2 minutes.  Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top and let sit for about a minute or until they all become shiny.  This means they are melted enough to spread.  Spread the melty chips evenly over the toffee.  Sprinkle the toasted almonds on top and lightly press down to secure them onto the chocolate.  Let the toffee cool on the counter until it is cool enough to put in the refrigerator safely. Cool in the refrigerator for an hour and then break bite size pieces off.  Store in a container or bag portions for gifts! 

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