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       Title: Almond Toffee
  Categories: Chocolate, Candies
       Yield: 1 servings
       2 c  Packed brown sugar
       1 c  Butter
     1/4 c  Water
       1 tb Vanilla extract
     1/2 ts Baking soda
      12 oz Chocolate chips
   1 1/2 c  Sliced toasted almonds
            Coarsely chopped
      Lightly grease a 10 x 15-inch baking sheet. Set aside.
      In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar,
   butter, and water and bring slowly to the boil, stirring
   occasionally to prevent burning. Insert a candy thermometer
   and cook until the mixture reaches 285 degrees F.
   (soft-crack stage). Remove from the heat and quickly stir
   in the vanilla and baking soda. Immediately pour onto the
   greased baking sheet. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the
   hot toffee. Let sit for 5 minutes, then spread evenly over
   the surface of the toffee with a spatula. Sprinkle the nuts
   evenly over the top. Cool completely. Break the hardened
   toffee into pieces and store in an airtight container.
    Makes about 1 1/2 pounds