Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Chocolate Walnut Toffee Candy © 1995

Preparation Time: 12 minutes
1 cup (2 sticks) LAND O LAKES butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
1 cup finely chopped DIAMOND Walnuts, divided
HEAT butter and sugar in medium-size, heavy saucepan to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 6 minutes or until golden colored, stirring constantly. Pour into buttered 9-inch square baking pan: let stand for 3 minutes or until top begins to firm.

SPRINKLE 1 cup morsels over candy. Let stand for 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny: spread chocolate over surface. Sprinkle 1/2 cup walnuts over chocolate: press down slightly. Chill for 15 minutes or until chocolate is firm.

INVERT candy onto waxed paper-lined tray. Microwave remaining morsels in small, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave for additional 10 to 20 second intervals, stirring until smooth. Remove any excess moisture from candy surface. Spread chocolate over candy. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts; press down slightly. Chill until firm. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in refrigerator. Makes about 3 dozen pieces

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mariana said...

This Flickr page is pretty cool!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60585948@N00/

5:29 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

This blog is just too cool! My mom has a "thing" for retro cook booklets-collects them to the tune of 1,500 lol

I recognize SO many of these! Mom doesn't have an internet connection any longer but I HAVE to tell her about this!

Some of my own favorite books are the old ones-new cookbooks, although I have a few, don't thrill me.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Mariana-
Thanks! Very cool indeed! :D

Anne-
Thank you! What a nice compliment! WOW, 1,500! I think maybe I have 100...at the most. I just love them. So easy to collect and I always enjoy "discovering" a cool new recipe, being disgusted by funky food combos and taking in all the cool photos.

I'm so glad these bring back memories for you. I always enjoy when people tell me that or that I've posted a recipe from their past that they've been searching for, etc. And I have to agree with you, the new cookbooks just aren't the same. WAY too high-maintenance for me, what with all the "low carb"/"low-cal" BS. Just make something delicious, why stand over it with a stopwatch and a sliderule? Geez, Louise. You're making food for Pete's sake, not disarming a bomb!

Once I run out of cookbooklets, I'll start posting recipes from all my vintage cookbooks!

Thanks for taking the time to comment and for the nice compliment! I hope you come back and visit and if you do, I hope you find something you just have to make. :D

7:22 AM  

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