As I was eating breakfast this morning, I was reminded of a breakfast my mom would fix us from time to time when I was a kid. Milk toast…
I used to make this candy every year at Christmas. The family loved it! I just might have to try making some this year just for the fun of it.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans)
- 12 Hershey’s milk chocolate, or package of 6 bars about 3 ounce size
- 1 cup finely grated nuts (walnuts)
Cook sugar and butter in a heavy sauce pan until the mixture turns from yellow to medium beige. If undercooked, the toffee will be sugary instead of brittle. Immediately add vanilla and chopped nuts, mixing well. Pour into an 8 1/2″ by 12″ pan which has been lined with foil and buttered. Spread mixture evenly around. Place 6 bars on top. As chocolate melts, spread it evenly over candy then sprinkle with half of the grated nuts.
Take a large cookie sheet, place on top of this candy and flip over upside down. Remove foil, place 6 more bars on top and as it melts, spread evenly and cover with remaining grated nuts. Cool in the refrigerator. Score into squares before completely set, or break into pieces later on.
I’m not even sure if they still have high school home economics courses these days, but when I was in high school from 68 – 71, they did. That’s back in the 1900’s. LOL Anyway, some of the recipes given in class (so we could follow instructions basically) I found to be tasty. And would you believe I still have many of those recipes? I thought it’d be fun to share some of the tastier ones. So here goes! Breakfast – blast from the past…