Adapted from King Arthur Flour website
If you like Heath Bar candy bars, you'll love this homemade candy. If you haven't made toffee before, don't be intimidated by the boiling to make the buttercrunch. If you follow the steps fairly carefully, you'll be surprised how easily this comes together. (A hit for our family Christmas '08. Great for holiday gifts.)
1 c (2 sticks, 1 lb) salted butter
1 ½ c (12 oz) sugar
1 T light corn syrup
3 T water
2 c (8 oz) diced pecans or slivered almonds, toasted
1 lb semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped