Monday, November 23, 2009

'tis the season...

...to make toffee! This weekend I taught Kenyon how to make my mom's famous holiday toffee. It is delicious and Kenyon loves it. Today when he got home from school to find that it was all gone, he made a new batch...all by himself...

And it is delicious!! After making it he said that he hoped it was okay that he shared the recipe with a friend today at school. I think he thought it was a secret family recipe because I told him how difficult it is to make it turn out right and how my Mom is just about the only person in the world who can make it perfectly! Just in case you're in the mood for toffee, here is the secret recipe:

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp water
2 Hershey's chocolate bars

Bring the first three ingredients to a boil on med-high heat, and burn slightly, until it is about the color of a brown paper bag. Pour onto a cookie sheet, spread, and while hot, top with the broken up candy bars. When the bars are melted, spread the chocolate and add nuts, if desired. Let cool completely and break into pieces. It's fantastically delicious...just one more reason to hit the treadmill!



And by the way, this little fella is still ruling the roost here. He's pretty much the center of our lives. Tonight Kaden said, "He's like our new TV!" Yep. we LOVE the little guy!

7 comments:

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

Oh my this looks sooo good

It sounds so easy to make too! I am going to have to make this now! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

And your kitten... my goodness those blue eyes are so precious. I honestly think she is the most beautiful kitten I have ever seen!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh that looks so yummy. Thanks for the recipe. That kitty cat is so precious. What a face.

Tucker & Tiffany said...

Toffee is one of my favorite treats! It looks delicious. Way to go Kenyon. I can't believe how much he's grown!
And I'm so glad you got to keep the kitty. I can't get over how cute he is!

amy and clint said...

Can I just have Kenyon so he can make me toffee! (plus my kids love him, but we'd need all of the rest of your boys too)And I have to agree, that little kitten is too cute!

Paige said...

Easy and yummy. Completely my style.

Kami said...

Hi Kimber! Thank you for saying hi! That recipe sounds so good!

Photo's by Shan said...

Mmmmm, I love toffee!