This is the EASIEST & YUMMIEST candy I have ever made. It's so darn yummy I couldn't wait to eat! I wanted to decorate it with drizzled almond bark and crushed peppermint but it was gone before I got the chance. Maybe next time.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 Hershey chocolate bar - optional
Line your pan with wax or parchment paper so the bottom and sides are covered. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and stir till dissolved. Allow mixture to cook, stirring occasionally till bubbly. There came a time when I thought it would not caramelize but it will-I promise! Once mixture has caramelized, stir well to ensure all ingredients are well incorporated. There was also a moment when I thought the butter and caramelized sugar wouldn't come together-just keep stirring! Pour into a pan line with wax paper and allow to cool. Heat Hershey bar till melted. Spread over cooled toffee and allow to set. Once candy is completely cooled and set, pull the toffee out by grabbing the excess wax paper. Lightly "drop" it onto the counter allowing the candy to break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. If it lasts that long!
Jenn's Tip: Don't worry about exact measurements. Toffee is a classic candy originally made by rural homemakers who needed a quick and tasty treat for the kids. It was a popular candy because it uses staple ingredients already in the pantry. This is a very tolerant recipe but equal parts of butter and sugar result in a smoother texture.Find other recipes, crafts and homemaking tips at Frugal Front Porch.