Recipe by rosarita11_4094628
Ready, Set, Cook! Reynolds Wrap Contest Entry. The inspiration for this recipe came from my recent preoccupation of what to make for holiday gifts this year. As I perused the ingredient list for this contest the last four ingredients listed, dark chocolate, almonds, rosemary, and honey, inspired me to apply this flavor combination to almond toffee, a holiday candy favorite. I was delighted with the result and I'm sure my family and friends will be delighted to receive this treat during the holidays. The use of the Reynolds wrap to line the bottom of the pan made clean-up easy!
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole raw almonds, roughly chopped
- 4 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped and divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups unsalted butter
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fleur de sel, plus
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fleur de sel, for garnish
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- Reynolds Wrap Foil
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a 10x15 inch baking pan with Reynolds Aluminum Foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine chopped almonds with 2 teaspoons of the chopped, fresh rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Spread onto the foil lined baking pan and roast in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Cool almonds in the pan spreading almonds evenly over the bottom.
- In a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium-low heat, stir sugar, butter, honey, fleur de sel, and 3/4 cup water until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is deep golden brown (300 degrees on a candy thermometer), 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully stir in the vanilla extract. Carefully pour the hot candy over the top of the roasted almonds in the foil lined pan. Let toffee cool at room temperature until set, at least 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl. Bring a few inches of water to a simmer in the bottom of double boiler or a pan that the bowl can nest in; remove the pan from the heat. Place chocolate over the heated water an let stand, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth, about 10 minutes.
- Pour chocolate over cooled toffee and with a knife or spatula, spread the chocolate evenly.
- Combine remaining 2 teaspoons of chopped, fresh rosemary with 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the top of the chocolate covered toffee and let stand at room temperature until chocolate is set (or chill about 30 minutes). Break candy into pieces and slide them off the foil into an airtight storage container. Can be stored at room temperature for 2 days or chilled up to one month.