Sunday, October 5, 2014

Okinawa Family Toffee

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup
3 tablespoons water
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

In a nonreactive sauce pan, combine butter, sugar, corn syrup, and water.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until a temperature of 290 degrees is reached measuring with a candy thermometer (takes about 20-30 minutes).  Mixture will be a rich caramel color.  Be careful not to over or under cook.  When ready stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans.  Pour into a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and spread evenly.  Wait 1 minute until it is slightly set and sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Wait 5 minutes and spread the melted chips.  Sprinkle with remaining pecans.  When cool, break into pieces.

This is another recipe from Joanne Baldwin from Okinawa.  She tweaked the recipe until it was perfect.  She would send this to the marines overseas so it definitely ships well.  I made it while at the lake for Christmas 2013.  It flew off of the pan.  I don't think it ever made it into a serving dish!  Granted, we were all indulging a bit much!