I just had to share this picture of 3 of my grandchildren.
My daughter in law, Lisa, is dressed as Santa.
They do this so the children aren't afraid of the man in the red suit.
I'm pretty sure it worked
English toffee is one our Christmas baking traditions
We have been making toffee for years, usually several batches.
It always amazes me that you can make the same recipe over and over
and still get a big batch of failure.
This year we have had pretty good luck.
2 Cups Butter (Wal Mart butter doesn't seem to work very well)
2 Cups Sugar
2 Tablespoons Water
2 Cups chopped almonds (roasted and salted)
1-2 Cups Milk Chocolate Chips
Line a LARGE cookie sheet with foil and spread almonds evenly over foil and set aside
(save some almonds for the top)
Place butter, sugar and water in heavy pan.
Mix together over medium high heat stirring constantly
until mixture turns the color of a brown paper sack (about 285-290 degrees F).
Pour mixture over the almond covered foil lined cookie sheet.
Spread evenly, then pour chocolate chips on top of toffee,
allow the chips to melt, then spread evenly with a knife.
Top with remaining almonds.
Allow to cool for several hours, then break into pieces.
Katy tried a little different version, she used white chocolate chips
and crushed candy canes to top this toffee.
It does look like Christmas!