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Love that classic caramel toffee taste but can't have nuts? This caramel toffee recipe substitutes an easy to find ingredient to satisfy that crunchy and classic English toffee flavors!
I'm so thrilled to be participating in The Everyday Home's 1st Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange!
Talk about non-stop yumminess! 30 blogs/30 cookies, OH MY!
Nothing says yummy to me like homemade toffee.
When I stopped eating nuts a few years ago, I stopped eating traditional toffee. I was so glad one day when I had this idea. I decided to use rice krispies (the gluten free kind!) to imitate that crunchiness that the pecans typically bring to it. I don't miss the nuts one bit. Everyone raves about these and so it must not just be me! I hope you enjoy them, and enjoy the fact that by using gluten free Rice Krispies and no nuts, you might be able to accommodate one of your friends with a food allergy (but you should always ask in advance of course!).
Caramel Toffee Recipe Nut Free
- 1 lb butter 1 l
- 2 ½ cups brown sugar packed
- 3 cups rice krispies gluten free if needed
- 12 oz milk chocolate chips
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon sea salt, coarse grind
- Spray a jelly roll pan (mine is 12x18 inches) with PAM or similar non-stick spray.
- Sprinkle all 3 cups of rice krispies into the pan, spreading evenly.
- n a regular sauce pan over medium heat, mix together 4 sticks (1 lb) butter and all the brown sugar. You will stir constantly until the temperature reaches 300 degrees. Be sure and stir the entire time!
- Next, pour the toffee mixture over the rice krispies. Be sure and pour evenly over the pan. Once it is all in the pan, spread out to any areas it might not have reached. Do this delicately so things don't stick and get out of hand! Make sure the toffee is covering the rice krispies and gently push them together.
- Once everything is even, sprinkle both bags of chocolate all over the toffee. You can do 2 bags of one flavor, but my family likes to mix them.
- Place the pan into the preheated oven for 2-3 minutes to soften the chocolate chips
- Remove from the oven and spread the melted chocolate all over the toffee.
- Allow to cool for several hours. I prefer to score my toffee (usually ½ hr to 1 hr after coming out of the oven), but it is perfectly fine to break it apart.
Please visit the following blogs to see what cookies
they have "brought" to the Christmas Cookie Exchange...
Monday, Dec. 9th
Tuesday, Dec. 10th
Wednesday, Dec. 11th
Thursday, Dec. 12th
House on the Way
Fresh Idea Studio
Friday, Dec. 13th