Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Chocolate Covered Toffee Break Ups

Tuesdays with Dorie toffee breakups on eatlivetravelwrite.comOh dear. I’m in trouble with this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. These Chocolate Covered Toffee Break Ups are the work of an evil genius (yes, Dorie, that’s you!).

Dorie Greenspan Baking Chez Moi chocolate covered toffee breakups for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comEver tasted a Daim Bar? Or maybe you know it as a Heath Bar? Well here’s the thing…

These taste EXACTLY the same. And here’s another thing…

They are ridiculously easy to make. Danger, Danger Will Robinson! (bonus points for those of you who get this reference!)

Baking Chez Moi toffee breakups on eatlivetravelwrite.comBasically you make a toffee with butter, sugar, light corn syrup and a pinch of salt. Then you mix in some lightly toasted nuts and allow it to set. Then you smother it in melted chocolate and sprinkle more nuts on top of that. Then flip the whole lot over and repeat with chocolate and nuts.

Then you wait.

Dorie Greenspan Baking Chez Moi chocolate covered toffee breakups on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd then you take a bite and immediately package it up to give to unsuspecting neighbours who will also be hooked after one bite. This stuff is addictive. I know I will be making this again soon – perfect for holiday gifts – but that it won’t be able to stay in my house for long – either by choice or because we CAN’T STOP EATING IT. Dorie, you devil!

You can find the recipe for Chocolate Covered Toffee Breakups on p 402 of Baking Chez Moi and this recipe is worth the cost of the entire book alone. It’s THAT good. Trust me on this one. I know my sweets.

(also, mum, if you are reading this – you MUST make this for dad!)

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11 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Chocolate Covered Toffee Break Ups

  1. Nicole November 10, 2015 at 06:39 #

    Yup. So delicious. And that hit of saltiness? Swoon. So delicious. Couldn’the stop eating!

  2. Mr. Neil November 10, 2015 at 07:15 #

    Ahem. We seem to have finished the ENTIRE batch, from Sunday’s concoction to Tuesday morning breakfast. (Granted, with some assistance from ever-grateful neighbours.)

    What I like about this is the consistency: not too hard a crackle, not so soft as to take your fillings out.

    Deeeelish. 🙂

  3. Margaret @approachingfood November 10, 2015 at 11:41 #

    Are those pumpkin seeds and pistachio nuts I see? What a great idea! Looks extra yum!

  4. Edite Sammons November 10, 2015 at 12:00 #

    OK Mardi. Just that alone, I’m buying the book. Guess what my friends are getting for Christmas?! 😉

    ps – Lost in Space. Was my favourite show ‘way back then’.

  5. Zosia November 10, 2015 at 19:20 #

    Very delicious. Pistachio nuts and seeds are a nice alternative to almonds.

  6. Krista November 11, 2015 at 00:05 #

    Ohhh, these look and sound divine!! I’ve always loved chocolate covered toffee. 🙂

  7. Diane Zwang November 11, 2015 at 14:38 #

    These are very addictive. My husband and I have been eating one piece a day. My party on Saturday can not come soon enough to get the rest out.

    • Mr. Neil November 12, 2015 at 17:30 #

      How did you manage such self-control?

  8. Cakelaw November 11, 2015 at 23:37 #

    I love that you used pistachios instead if almonds on top – very pretty.

  9. Nana November 12, 2015 at 09:49 #

    Beautiful job Mardi, your toffee looks good with the pistachios. This was a lot easier than expected
    but I should have cut the recipe in half.

  10. Lu Ann @ The Cup of Life November 12, 2015 at 13:07 #

    Ahh…these look amazing! I love making chocolate bark, but have yet to add toffee to it 🙂 Great idea.

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