I just finished packing up my first batch of this great candy... and more batches will follow, because this is definitely the recipe I will be making as my " homemade gift of the season". I have never made toffee before, and was a little nervous about how this was going to turn out. Followed the cooking directions exactly, and it was perfect. I couldn't find espresso powder in my area, so I used espresso beans that were ground extremely finely in my coffee grinder. And I chose to break the toffee into pieces first, then ice with the melted chocolate mix, and sprinkle with pecans. Very easy and very good!
I haven't made toffee in a long time. This was easy to do and the cooking time is perfect. I will have to admit I cheated. I did not dip each piece in the chocolate. I melted the chocolate chips in the top of my double boiler with the butter and esperesso powder. When it was spreadable, I spread the chocolate mixture over the top of the cooled candy, sprinkled with chopped nuts. After the chocolate had cooled, I then broke the candy into pieces and stored in a tin with tight fitting lid.