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Candyland

I made three kinds of candy this year. First was Peppermint Bark:

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Next I made Microwave Caramels with seasalt! They are so delicious and EASY!
Here is the recipe:

http://www.countryhome.com/food/giftsfromkitchen_ss2.html

Finally, I made two batches of my annual toffee. It would not be Christmas without this stuff around! I have been making this for at least 30 years!

Toffee

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup blanched almonds

Toffee is easy to make, but you must be prepared to STIR for a long time (at least 25 minutes)!

Here is a step-by-step of the process:

Melt all three ingredients in a skillet over med. high heat.

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As you keep stirring, it will eventually thicken, and turn a lovely caramel color. The almonds will begin to pop. That is time to remove from heat.

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Pour the mixture quickly onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and press it down flat with a spatula, spreading it as far as possible.

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Sprinkle a package (12 oz.) of chocolate chips over it.

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Spread the chocolate quickly. Toffee is still spreading farther in pan.

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Quickly sprinkle with sliced almonds.

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Chill several hours or overnight. Then break into small pieces. Keeps well for months in the refrigerator.

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