Make this holiday season the sweetest ever by gifting your loved ones with these delectable baked treats.
1. Salted Chocolate-Pecan Toffee
Fill a gift tin with extra-crisp toffee with a tongue-tingling spark of salt.
Here's the recipe...
Notes: An extra-crisp toffee with a spark of salt. Prep and Cook Time: 1 3/4 hours, plus 1 hour of chilling time. Notes: Use caution when working with sugar syrup, as it can cause severe burns. Set out your baking sheet so it's ready to use, and keep ice water nearby to cool any burns. Toffee keeps at room temperature in an airtight container up to 2 weeks; chilled, up to 1 month. Fleur de sel (French for "flower of salt") is the top layer of sea salt skimmed from seawater evaporation ponds and often has a delicious minerally flavor; find it at gourmet grocery stores.
Yield: Makes 1 pan (10 by 15 in.); 40 pieces (serving size: one 2- by 2-in. square)
- 2 cups pecan halves
- 3 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups butter
- 1 teaspoon