I used to be a candy junky. Yep, junkie. I would eat it all the time. I mean like every day. It was definitely excessive.
This wasn’t just in my teen years, it was just like a couple years ago. One day I realized, maybe this is too much. So I stopped eating it all together. I guess you can say I quit candy. I went from one extreme to the exact opposite.
After a few months of going cold-turkey on candy, I started to enjoy it again. I wouldn’t eat it all the time, just randomly here and there. And up to this day, whenever I do have a piece of candy it’s like a sweet reward.
Now that my candy cravings are back and I’m enjoying it more, I can’t help but make some myself. I've made pate de fruit (fruit jelly candies), caramel candies, homemade peanut butter cups, caramel lollipops, butterscotch, and now toffee.
Toffee is a great classic candy. You mostly see it with melted chocolate and some type of nut. I wanted to change it up a little and just make the hard toffee candy part, without any extra additions.
Without any extra chocolate or nuts, the toffee candy really shines. It’s buttery and truly melts in your mouth.
This candy would be a great addition to any Christmas gift basket, or dessert table. Place it in a cute bag tide with a red bow, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful and tasty homemade treat.