Honeycomb Toffee

It is SO easy to make Honeycomb! Only 2 ingredients and it will be in your mouth in less than 20 minutes! My Australian chef, Adam, shows us how to do it! It tastes like a toasted marshmallow. No, really! Super delicious if you melt some chocolate and dip the pieces in, or crumble it over ice cream!

2 cups of sugar

1/2 cup water

1 tsp baking soda

1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Have the baking soda already measured out and a whisk right next to it!

2. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Gently swish the liquid around using the handle, do NOT mix with a utensil. When the sugar is starting to crystallize up the sides, feel free to use a pastry brush with some water to dissolve. (Watch the video at 45 seconds, because I don’t think I explained that very well, haha!)

3. About 5 minutes in, the sugar should turn a light amber color. Watch it! Because in another minute it will turn a dark color. When it does, turn the heat to low and let it sit for about 10 seconds.

4. Turn the heat off, then immediately whisk in the baking soda until it is completely dissolved. Then, pour onto the parchment paper. Right away! These two steps should be done quickly. I did that part of the video with no editing so you can see it done in real time!

5. Let it sit on the parchment for about 10 minutes until it is hard. DO NOT touch. Boiled sugar will burn you. I’ve done it. I don’t recommend it.

6. Once hard, break into pieces! From there, you can eat plain, or crumble over ice cream, or dip in chocolate!

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Let me know if you come up with another idea for honeycomb!

Have a great week,

Stephanie

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Easy and Delicious Pretzel Bark!

If you love chocolate covered pretzels… then you’ll LOVE this!

6-8 oz of pretzels
1 cup of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
16 oz of chocolate chips

Super simple steps:

1. Melt the butter and brown sugar together. The butter with be separated from the sugar for the first few minutes, but then you will see that they will totally combine. That’s when it’s ready.

2. While you wait for that to happen, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. Line the pretzels up in rows. I used the skinny, long pretzels, but if you only have regular pretzels in your house, you can use those. Just crush them a little so there aren’t big holes in the pretzels!

3. Pour the sugar and butter mixture over the pretzels, slowly, so that you make sure you get it everywhere! Place in a 400 degree oven for 7 minutes.

4. Take out and sprinkle the chocolate chips. Put back in the oven for one minute to soften them. Take out and spread the chocolate! Topping ideas could be crushed candy canes, walnuts, pecans, sprinkles, sea salt, etc. Have fun!

Let me know if you make them! Yummmmm!

Stephanie

NUTELLA Sugar Cookies with SEA SALT!

What can be better than sugar cookies… sea salt… and nutella?! Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

I was in France this summer and ohmygosh. The amount of nutella crepes I ate. Just look at these pictures and try really hard not to be jealous.

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Since I’ve been back, I’ve been trying to come up with a quick fix for my nutella addiction. Something that wasn’t too heavy and too much nutella, because 1. it’s expensive and 2. I’m really trying hard not to eat sugar. (Sugar is really quite terrible for you, if you haven’t seen the “Fed Up” trailer yet, go check it out!!)

So since I was going to spend the following day with my grandma, I somehow came up with, “well sugar cookies with a little nutella stuffed inside wouldn’t be toooo heavy! Ooooh and I love sea salt with chocolate!” And BAM. The rest is history!

Set your oven to 350º.

Cream together 1 cup of softened butter and 2/3 of a cup of sugar.

Beat in 1 egg.

Add 1 tsp of vanilla and 1/4 of a tsp of salt. Blend. (We are using less salt because there will be sea salt on the tops of the cookies!)

Lastly, add in 2 1/2 cups of flour, mixing a little at a time.

Since Nutella can be kind of messy, stick it in the freezer for an hour or so.

Take out a ball of dough the size of your palm and squish it down into a cup into the palm of your hand. Then place a tsp of nutella and fold up the edges so the nutella is hidden. Mold into a nice circle, pat down a little and then place on a baking tray! That was hard to explain, check out the video if you’re sitting there going, “whaaaat is she talking about…” 🙂

Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top of each cookie and lightly press down.

Stick in your oven for 15-20 minutes. If you make them as big as I made mine, they will take 20 minutes and make about 18 cookies. I’ve made them smaller to yield more cookies, and they will only take 12-15 minutes. Either way will be a real winner!

Can’t go wrong with these and they can be prepped, cooked and in your mouth in 40 minutes.  Quick! To the grocery!!!!

Send me some pics if you make them!

Have a great week,

Chef Stef