CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Microwave ToffeeHomemade goodies such as this can spice up a holiday celebration.
By: Herald Staff Report,
Homemade goodies such as this can spice up a holiday celebration.
¾ cup sugar
½ cup each: whipping cream, light corn syrup
¾ cup roasted cashews
1/3 cup each: walnuts, roasted hazelnuts
1 tablespoon each: butter, vanilla
Mix sugar, cream and syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high to hard-cooked stage, 10 to 12 minutes. (Test by pouring a drop of the candy in cold water; it’s ready when you can roll the drop into a hard marble.) Stir in nuts, butter and vanilla. Spread on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Allow to harden. Break into pieces. Store in refrigerator.
Yield: Serves 16.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 170 calories, 48 percent of calories from fat, 10 grams fat (3 grams saturated), 3 milligrams cholesterol, 21 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein, 51 milligrams sodium, 1 gram fiber.
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