English Toffee

This is wonderful for Christmas boxes to be mailed.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons light Karo syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Pecans or almonds, chopped
  • 2 (1.65 ounce) Hershey candy bars

Instructions

  1. Cover bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with chopped nuts.
  2. Cook first 4 ingredients in heavy saucepan, stirring constantly over medium heat until hard crack stage on a candy thermometer.
  3. Pour cooked mixture over nuts.
  4. Place candy bars over top while still hot. Smooth over with spoon when melted. Cool.
  5. Turn out of pan and break into pieces like peanut brittle.

Makes one 9-inch round.