Homemade Toffee Bits

I absolutely enjoy anything caramel the same way I enjoy almost anything chocolate. They hold a special place in my heart. Besides, I don’t always want to spend money purchasing items I know I can make, even though that’s always an easier option. This recipe is quite simple anyone can make it with a little patience.

Add all ingredients in a pot.

In my opinion, this recipe yields a product that tastes better than store bought. You control the quality of ingredients and even the flavour.

Allow butter to melt

Equipment Needed

  • Medium sized pot (this also depends on the amount you are making)
  • Candy thermometer
  • Parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Baking pan/sheet
  • Baking (offset) spatula (for spreading)
  • Wooden spoon or heat resistant spatual (for mixing)
Bring to a boil and constantly stir

Ingredients

  • 45g Water
  • 225g White Sugar
  • 225g Unsalted Butter
  • 3g Salt
  • 8g Vanilla extract (use flavouring of choice)
Once mixture is cooked, pour onto a lined baking sheet

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a pot then place candy thermometer in.
  • Allow butter to melt and bring ingredients to a boil on medium heat.
  • Stir constantly, this prevents burning then boil mixture until temperature reaches 148C
  • As mixture cooks it will become thicker but keep stirring quickly.
  • Once mixture reaches the correct temperature, pour quickly on to a lined baking pan with silicone mat or parchment paper. Move quickly.
  • Use a offset spatula to spread thinly, do this quickly because mixture hardens fast.
Spread thinly and quickly

Thing To Note

  • STIR CONSTANTLY. Mixture burns quickly.
  • The temperature matters, if you do not reach the correct temperature you will end up with a product that may be runny or burnt.
  • Please pay attention to mixture while it boils, Do Not Leave Unattended, if you are not careful you may burn the caramel (lesson learned).
  • Final product can be coated in chocolate or eaten as is.
  • Store in an airtight container, product is hygroscopic, it absorbs moisture from the air.
  • Eat as is or top on your favourite ice cream the possibilities are endless.
Once cooled, break and enjoy!

Check out the full video below on how to make homemade toffee.

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