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Soft and Chewy Toffee Bites

Soft and Chewy Toffee Bites | Homan at Home

Okay, I cannot be the only person on the planet who loves the taste of toffee, but hates the teeth-cracking part of it. I mean, the flavors of toffee really are genius – buttery caramel topped with chocolate and nuts. What’s not to like there? But I really, really hate the gnawing thing you have to do before a huge chunk breaks off, cracking your chocolate topping and launching nuts into the stratosphere. Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point. 

Soft and Chewy Toffee Bites | Homan at Home


Anyway, with that in mind, I have been working to perfect a recipe that would capture the flavors I love while dealing with some of that hard-texture issue. This toffee has been a gigantic hit in our home. It’s not that hard – literally all parts of this are done in the microwave, and there’s no need for a candy thermometer – and the flavor really delivers. Particularly that caramel layer. It’s super buttery, and to me anyway, the perfect level of ooey gooey.

I used the microwave caramel recipe from Little Dairy on the Prairie. I intended to use it as a jumping off place, but holy cow this recipe is good. I ended up not changing a thing, and I would refer you to her tutorial, especially her explanation of the “soft ball stage” of caramel. That’s another thing I love about this recipe. You are completely in control of how soft or hard your caramel turns out. You can see I left mine uber-soft, but if you want something more set up, Amy walks you through how to get the consistency you want. 

Soft and Chewy Toffee Bites
Serves 24
Gooey, buttery caramel topped with chocolate and crushed almond
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Prep Time
2 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep Time
2 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Caramel
  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 2½ cup brown sugar, packed
  3. 1 cup light corn syrup
  4. 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
Topping
  1. 1 cup chocolate chips
  2. 1/2 Tbsp shortening
  3. 1/4 cup almonds, crushed
Caramel
  1. In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt butter.
  2. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, and condensed milk. Microwave for 4 minutes.
  3. Remove from microwave and stir. Microwave for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from microwave and stir. Microwave for 4 minutes.
  5. Test caramel by dropping into a cup of water. If caramel is too soft, microwave for another minutes and repeat the test until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Add vanilla and stir.
  7. Pour into greased 9x9 and refrigerate until completely set up (1-2 hours)
Topping
  1. Melt chocolate and shortening in the microwave by microwaving for 30 seconds and stirring. Repeat until chocolate is melted.
  2. Pour over set-up caramel and smooth out.
  3. Top with crushed almonds.
  4. Return to refrigerator for topping to set up (30 minutes-1 hour).
  5. Remove and cut into bite-sized pieces. Store in an air-tight container.
Adapted from Little Dairy on the Prairie
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