This is one of my mom’s recipes and she made it every Christmas and kept it in little Christmas tins. It is melt in your mouth delicious!! One year I thought I would just whip up a few batches for the Digger’s (I am trying that name out for Ricky) guys that he worked with. I waited until the night before he was going to give it out and guess what?!?! Batch after batch didn’t turn out!! I was determined I was going to master this and tried many, many times!! No telling how much money I spent trying. I later was visiting with my mom and aunt and I finally admitted that I couldn’t make their famous toffee. I commented that I hated to waste all that butter, which is what the recipe said, and they looked at me like I was crazy and started giggling. I was supposed to use MARGARINE!! Who knew! From then on I was one toffee making fool!
Who knew these two could be so sneaky!
Daddy will be joining us this year for our first Christmas/New Years without my mom and I hope this makes him feel loved.
Spread 2 cups chopped pecans on foil
Combine 1 cup sugar
2 sticks oleomargarine
1 T Karo light syrup
3 T cold water
Stir and cook to a hard crack stage-290 degrees on candy thermometer.
Pour over pecans and immediately lay on top 3 Hershey bars. Spread Hershey bars over toffee as they melt. Leave overnight and break into pieces.