01 February 2016

Want to win someone's heart? Then make this toffee for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day and Maple Syrup Toffee equal a match made forever. And that's a long long time. This simple  award winning recipe is the master creation of my daughter, Meghan. It is time tested to truly win anyones sweet taste. But I believe no matter if you overcook or undercook this toffee, the outcome is still delicious. Beware, however, one nibble leads to the next and before you know it your favorite love will come home and ask what's cooking and then you'll have to hold up the empty dish and whisper sheepishly, Maple Toffee.

But don't fret, this is so easy it takes only fifteen minutes to make another batch.
Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day.

Maple Syrup Toffee

2 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 cup Mead's Maple Syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
pinch of salt

Toppings ( optional )

course sea salt
chocolate chips
chopped almonds

1. Lightly coat an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 casserole dish with butter
2. Melt butter, sugar, maple syrup, and pinch of salt in a large size pot over med high heat. Stir frequently with a wooden spoon.
3. Check temperature with a candy thermometer. The toffee is finished when it reaches 290 - 300 degrees. The toffee pulls away from the sides of the pan and begins to darken in color when it is finished. If it is undercook, it is still delicious but will be softer and not as crisp.
4. Pour the toffee into casserole dish. Wait 2 minutes and then top with  topping of choice. When I use the chocolate chips, I let them melt on the toffee for about three minutes then spread them around with the spatula as directed by Meghan.

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