I really like trying to make candy but the results are often disastrous, messy and not as tasty as I’d like. Don’t even get me started on tempering chocolate. Ugh. Well, Deb at Smitten Kitchen did it again. We seem to have the same taste buds because I adore toffee. Heath bar with ice cream? Yes please. Shoot, I’ll eat just the ice cream CONE dipped in chocolate and rolled in heath bar. But again, who the heck knows what is really in heath bar. I don’t know that I want to know. Well it turns out that toffee is so easy to make as long as you have a candy thermometer! So this batch turned out perfect. I subbed honey for the molasses since I was using ingredients I already had in the house . . . no need to buy molasses since I had honey. I also doubled the recipe. I couldn’t stop eating it – to the point that I gave my self a bit of a stomach ache while eating the pieces that ‘weren’t quite perfect’ while breaking up the big sheet of toffee. Hehe.
So after making all of this toffee, I decided this would be a great holiday sweet treat for our neighbors. I saw these pyramid gifts boxes (you can download the template and instructions here) and I thought they would be perfect for wrapping up a few pieces of candy and heading over to the neighbors.
Super easy to make and perfect for small sized gifts. I was kinda lazy so I didn’t decorate the card stock I used, but I was thinking the white is reminiscent of snow. Right?
I’m pretty sure I’ll be making this toffee and these little gift boxes many, many more times!