Since making toffee is usually a pretty precise undertaking, what with needing the sugar mixture to be a certain temperature in order to set up into a crisp candy, I was intrigued when I found this recipe to cook it in a microwave.
Just pop 4 ingredients into the microwave and 10 minutes later you have toffee. Only tricky part is to stir in the vanilla really quickly before pouring onto a pan to set. Any delay and you risk the mixture separating. The toffee will still set, but you have to pour off the liquid that has separated out.
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup butter, melted
1 Tbs light corn syrup
2 Tbs water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1. In a 2 quart glass measuring cup, combine sugar, water, corn syrup and butter. Microwave on high for 10 minutes or until caramel colored. Stir in vanilla.
2. Immediately pour onto a greased 9 x 12 inch jelly roll pan. Sprinkle with chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is soft then spread evenly. Sprinkle with walnuts.
3. Let stand to cool completely then break into pieces.
Makes 1 1/2 pounds
Recipe from Favorite Family Recipes
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