Sticky Chewy Gingerbread Toffee with Almonds

Sticky Chewy Gingerbread Toffee with Almonds

You can’t have Christmas without the images and flavors of gingerbread men dancing through your memory, right? Well, maybe that’s just me. However, since I always like to put a new spin on old traditions, I’ve come up with this recipe for Sticky Chewy Gingerbread Toffee with Almonds. I do hope you’ll enjoy making it this holiday season.

Gingerbread Toffee Recipe

In years past my go-to Christmas candy recipe was always this one for Almond Butter Crunch. This year I decided to change things up a bit, and turn that basic recipe on its head with a gingerbread twist. The result is this Sticky Chewy Gingerbread Toffee, and I’m happy to report it’s a winner!

Gingerbread Toffee for Christmas

We had some friends over last night for a few cocktails after we’d been to Cristkringlemart in one of our local towns. The weather was perfect, cold and dry, and the time we went was mid-afternoon on a Friday, so the crowds weren’t heavy, and we could walk through the event at a leisurely pace and not be inadvertently pushed through the sea-of-humanity, as in years past at, Cristkringlemart in Chicago.

I’m not sure why I’m telling you all that when the subject was going to be about the Sticky Chewy Gingerbread Toffee, but I digress.

When we returned home from our day trip, I put out the Sticky Chewy Gingerbread Toffee for our friends, and I’m happy to report that they loved it, and had devoured almost half the plate in a matter of an hour. When the time had come for them to leave, I then packaged up the remainder of the toffee and sent them along their merry way. You just can’t ask for a better response to a recipe than when the people you love, love the things that you make. It’s gift giving at its finest, and what the season is all about!

This recipe is so fast, easy and fool-proof to make that I’ve even made a short video for you so you can see it come together in (almost) real time. Have a look, and if you like what you see, please feel free to subscribe to my Youtube channel for more fun cooking and baking videos just like this one: 

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Sticky Chewy Gingerbread Toffee with Almonds

Sticky Chewy Gingerbread Toffee with Almonds
 
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In years past my go-to Christmas candy recipe was always this one for Almond Butter Crunch. This year I decided to change things up a bit, and turn that basic recipe on its head with a gingerbread twist. The result is this Sticky Chewy Gingerbread Toffee, and I'm happy to report it's a winner!
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Recipe type: Candy
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter, I use salted but use unsalted if you prefer
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • 1½ cup raw, slivered almonds
  • 1½ teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • heavy duty foil
  • 9" x 13" baking pan
  • baking spray
Instructions
  1. Prepare a 9" x 13" pan by lining with heavy duty foil and spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium, heavy bottom saucepan, melt the butter over medium/high heat.
  3. Stir in the sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and molasses and continue stirring for at lease 5 minutes until the sugars have all dissolved.
  4. Stir in the almonds, ginger paste, cinnamon, allspice and salt.
  5. Continue stirring frequently for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and baking soda.
  7. Working quickly, spread the toffee evenly into the prepared, foil lined baking pan.
  8. Cool for 20 minutes and then place the toffee in the fridge to harden (at least 30 minutes).
  9. Lift the toffee from the pan by grabbing the foil.
  10. Remove the foil from the toffee and cut into your desired shapes.
  11. Serve cold or at room temperature.
  12. If serving cold, it will be more brittle. If serving at room temperature it will be softer and chewy.
Notes
Tools and equipment:

Heavy bottom saucepan
Wooden spoon
Heavy duty foil
Baking spray
9" x 13" baking pan

Since Christmas brings back wonderful memories, it also reminds me of some of my favorite holiday movies of all-time. Let’s see if you can recollect what these fun and whimsical hand painted beer glasses are from. Something tells me you’ll have no trouble with this…Ho Ho Ho!

Hand Painted Leg Lamp Beer Glasses

Or, how about this hand painted Christmas apron from one of the greatest holiday movies of all time? No guessing required because I’ve painted it plain as day (or make that a cold, snowy night on a bridge, over a river…) on the front of the apron for all to see. Complete with Clarence’s bell 🙂

Hand Painted It's a Wonderful Life Christmas Apron

All of my hand painted glassware items are completely dishwasher safe and non-toxic, and all of my hand painted fabrics are completely machine washable and dryable (no fabric softener, please). I use high quality enamel and fabric paints and take the utmost of care when painting each item. Each item I ship is painted to order and unique, and you have my word that I put a lot of love into each piece I create…just like the recipes I share here.  If there is ever anything I can paint for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me or visit one of my shops: Etsy and Wazala. Together we give the gifts that people remember!

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28 Comments

  1. Please help with ginger paste. Would love to try this delicious sounding recipe but can not find this item. Subsitute??? Love your blog. Thank you for the recipes pictures,ideas and all the hard work.

    • Hello,
      Thanks for the question.
      It’s actually easy to find in the produce section of the market right next to the fresh herbs. It comes in a clear tube. The brand I buy at the market is from Gourmet Garden. They also sell cilantro paste, basil paste, lemon grass paste, garlic paste…However, if you’re in a pinch, I think you would be fine to substitute ground ginger, or even grate some fresh ginger into the mix. The ground ginger powder will be more potent so I’d cut back on the quantity if you’re going that route, unless you like a strong ginger flavor. The toffee I made has a mild ginger flavor.
      Hope this helps. Thanks for being a reader and for the lovely compliment! I really appreciate it!
      Renee

  2. Yum x a million! Love those little gingerbread dolls too! 🙂

  3. Toffee infused with the flavors in gingerbread? Count me in, it sounds and looks mouthwatering!

  4. First of all, I love those hand painted beer glasses. Secondly, that candy looks so yummy!

  5. This would be perfect to give as a gift — it looks wonderful! I love those lamp glasses, too!

  6. This sounds SO delicious!! Its perfect for the holidays!!

  7. Fabulous recipe for a wonderful treat! Tweeting, pinning and trying this today!!

  8. This looks so good! I love gingerbread everything this time of year!

  9. This is so perfect for gift giving!

  10. No thermometer required! Yippee!!

  11. Gingerbread and toffee are two of my favorites. What a wonderful idea to combine them!

  12. Oh, this looks so good!!! I would eat the entire batch!

  13. Your beer glasses are killing me!

  14. Love the recipe, but the lamp glasses are really killing me! Great chuckle from my most favorite Christmas movie of all times! “you’ll shoot your eye out….” “I double dog dare you”….I can go on and on!

  15. The gingerbread dolls are so cute! Great gift giving idea!

  16. This sounds like such a perfect Christmas treat!

  17. Wow the perfect toffee recipe for the holidays. Looks delicious!

  18. These look delicious! Perfect for gifts!

  19. I love gingerbread & toffee- sounds like the perfect combo to me!

  20. TOTALLY making this toffee!