Monday, December 10, 2012

Toffee Drops


Years ago my friend Debbi, who also happened to be my son's teacher at the time, shared this recipe with me. Our family loves these and it's made every Christmas by at least one of us.
It is a super simple easy recipe and can be put together quickly. What takes the longest is unwrapping the toffee pieces! This toffee used to come in a bar but I can't find those anymore.

You will need:
  • 2 cups of Special K cereal..you can use rice krispies.
  • 16 pieces of toffee..I use Mackintosh's toffee.
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
What you need to do:
  1. Chop toffee pieces, add to cream and butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Melt in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds just until mixture is smooth. 
  3. Stir into special k cereal and mix well.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls on a parchment lined pan. You have to work quickly before the mixture hardens.
  5. Let cool and store in a covered container in a cool place. Who am I kidding, I doubt they will make it that far!
  6. Yields: 1 dozen

13 comments:

  1. Would love to make these, but no toffee like that here in the states - what we do have are bags of toffee bits - how much should I use do you think? They come in 12 oz. bags I think.

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    1. I don't think toffee bits would be the same. As some have suggested Mackintosh toffee is available on amazon.
      (16 pieces of Mackintosh toffee equals approx 4 1/2 oz.)

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  2. Is toffee the same thing as caramels? Is it a hard candy or soft? I'm guessing that's what it is, since toffee and caramel are made the same way, I think.

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    1. I looked Mackintosh's toffee up on Amazon, and here is part of the manufacturer's description:
      "Mackintosh's Toffee is a golden caramel-like toffee that is a little more chewy than a regular caramel yet not as hard as the American Sugar Daddy sucker. This flavour can not be imitated. However, its consistency depends on the temperature of the surroundings."
      Sounds like Kraft caramels to me. Says the bag is 5.9 ounces, not sure how many pieces are in it though?

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  3. Oh I know the difference between Kraft caramels and Mackintosh toffee...miles. Okay, what to do...perhaps I can order some Mackintosh from Amazon...that would be cool! Off to check.

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  4. We also have this recipe ... but we use corn flakes instead. Either way, I'm sure it is delicious!
    Nicole

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  5. Mackintosh toffee is not at all similar to Kraft caramels. It's much firmer and chewier, and as a kid I remember thinking it was going to pull the fillings right out of my teeth! Delicious and distinct flavour.

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    1. And when I was a kid it did!

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  6. These look yummy! The Canadian Amazon does not sell them. But the American one does. But Mack's are a Canadian product. I don't get that.

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  7. Hi Betty- Bev's daughter Chris here, I found the toffee in my house, wondering about switching out cereals... do you think Rice Krispies would work okay?

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    1. Chris..rice krispies works well too. I have made them with rice krispies when I didn't have special k.

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  8. For us stateside people, toffee is the inside of the Heath bar! On the Food Network, Paula Deen has a recipe called English Toffee http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/english-toffee-recipe/index.html Maybe you'd like to start with that!

    Cheers,
    Jo

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  9. Just finished making them...cant wait till they are cooled. Ya Betty, as if they would reach the freezer! As to our southern friends getting the mac toffee, Al our son in law who lives in Texas contacted/ordered at the address on the bag (www.nestle.ca)

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