Trick or Treat

Tomorrow evening marks a special event! Unlike most evenings, when my sweet tooth is neglected, in favor of healthier bites; on October 31st, Halloween, my sugar cravings will be satiated. I pretty much throw all of my dieting rules out the window, and turn to the likes of Reeses, Almond Joy and M&Ms (as I greedily and without haste, dig through my kids' treat bag).  

Tomorrow evening, however, will be different. If I am going to indulge my cravings and treat myself (think quality over quantity), I want every bite to be better than the last.

For me, there is no better way to achieve this greatness than to make it myself. So, I sought out to make a BIGGER, BETTER toffee bar. Tomorrow evening will be different, for sure! You won't be finding me secretly digging through my kids' treats, but rather, enjoying my own sweet treat.


1/2 lb butter
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup chocolate chips
2 teaspoons of fleur de sel


Silicone Candy Bar mold (like this. I used my small silicone bread molds.)
Candy thermometer
Large Pyrex measuring glass
Aluminum foil
Festive Halloween candy wrappers (I used LIA GRIFFITH'S adorable wrappers)

ONE: Bring butter, sugar and water to a boil, over moderate heat, whirling the pan around occasionally until ingredients are blended and smooth
TWO: Insert the thermometer in the pan and heat until the mixture is golden and registers 300 degrees, about 20 minutes
THREE: Immediately stir in the almonds and a 1/2 teaspoon of fleur de sel
FOUR: Carefully transfer the mixture to the Pyrex glass (to ease the process of pouring into the molds)
FIVE: Evenly pour the mixture into the molds and let stand for 1 minute
SIX: Sprinkle handful of chocolate chips over each bar, waiting about 4 minutes until chocolate is melted
SEVEN: Spread chocolate evenly with a offset spatula and sprinkle with chopped walnuts and/or more fleur de sel
EIGHT: Refrigerate (or freeze if you want them sooner) bars until firm, about 1 hour.

Once the toffee is firm, wrap the bars in aluminum foil, then adorn with a personalized label. In addition, I chopped one of the bars into bits, and packed them in a cellophane bag with a FESTIVE WRAPPER.

Halloween is no longer just for kids!

Thumbnail Image Source//Christina Cassidy/We Heart It

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