Monday, November 9, 2015

Chocolate Covered Toffee Breakups - Baking Chez Moi

 Per Nana ~
This week's recipe for Baking Chez Moi was such a delight and would 
make adorable little packages for a Christmas cookie exchange.   
I do have to perfect my technique for spreading the candy mixture as 
well as spreading the chocolate covering because it came out a bit thick.  
However it was still very delicious. 
I used a mix of toasted pecans and almonds with semi sweet chocolate.
Jim raved about these toffee breakups as soon as he tasted them 
- so I would call that a winner.
Definitely a recipe to be repeated as we come into the holiday season, 
with most of the ingredients being staple items in the pantry.
Per Tricia ~
I've seen recipes for various chocolate barks and toffees but had not
 taken the plunge to try one myself. This week changed that.  I am 
almost sorry to find out how easy (could be deadly.....) it was to make 
something this decadent at home.  And out of routine pantry items no less. 
I read through the recipe and knew there were several steps involved, 
plus waiting time, so anticipated a "production".  Instead, I was able 
to knock most of it out during a lunch break and then just applied the
 melted chocolate and garnishing nuts after work.  
This was pretty unexpected.  
And pretty delightful.  
The completed candies did not disappoint and care packages have 
already been made to send to the boys at college. I sent them pictures 
from my iPhone and as expected, they requested mailing ASAP :)
This is such a wonderful recipe to use for holiday gift giving that I 
wanted to share a link to a similar recipe (recall we do not publish 
Dorie's recipes as part of this online group). Turns out that there are 
tons of similar recipes for toffee out on the web. Don't let the estimated
prep times dissuade you, there is a quite of waiting in between steps. 
And it is SO worth it.


  1. Um, I had to give most of these away as soon as I had photographed them. TOO good. And perfect for holiday gift giving....

  2. I haven't made these yet but they remind me of Betsy's Almond Chocolate bark from last year's card/recipe exchange. Lucky boys!

    1. Adriana they were so good, you will love them when you make them.

  3. I completely agree, this would make for great gifts! And I love how you packaged them, Tricia! Thanks for the alternative recipe!

  4. Great packaging! I am thinking about these as gifts, too, in pretty cello bags.

  5. Great packaging! I am thinking about these as gifts, too, in pretty cello bags.

  6. Pecans and almonds sounds delicious! This is too good to keep around but perfect for gifting.

  7. Lucky boys. This was oh so delicious. I am afraid to make it again as it is so good.

  8. Ladies, both of your batches of toffee look fabulous. It is perfect for gifting - very few would knock this back.