I must tell you the story about my favorite candy ever. Every Halloween, my parents neighbors would make this wonderful toffee. They would break it into pieces and put it in plastic bags with a twist tie. I schemed about wearing different costumes to there house as to get many bags of the rich wonderful toffee. Of course I never did, but I always dreamed about it. Also, we lived in a rural area, so our parents drove us around to all the neighbors. I am pretty sure my Mom wouldn't of helped me with my ingenious plan. Oh well. When I was too old to go out anymore (sixteen) lol I finally got up the nerve to ask Mrs. Hall for her recipe. She wrote it out on a piece of paper that I still have to this day...bless her. I loved the old days when you could trust your neighbors. I wouldn't have dreamed about letting my kids eat homemade candy from trick or treating.
Rich Toffee Recipe
A Long Cooking Time
3 Cups Brown Sugar Packed
1 Cup Butter (do not substitute)
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Cup Corn Syrup
Put all ingredients in a large heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over moderate heat and cook to 290 degrees (hard crack stage). Stir constantly. This will take a long time, probably about 45 minutes. Candy will burn very easily so you must stir constantly. Pour into large buttered pan in a thin layer and cool and break into pieces. Note: If you prefer your toffee chewy rather than brittle, cook to 245 degrees. Toffee may be flavored with rum extract and poured over nuts if desired.
Cook and stir.
Stir some more.
Ahhhh It's almost there. Expect a tired arm.