Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sweet Treat Bag Topper and Yummy Recipe

Happy Saturday!! Today's my day to share at the KLSNS Blog and we sure have a recipe theme going on over there this week! No wonder with Christmas so close *Ü* My sister Kathy gave me this recipe recently for Almond Roca, so I made up a batch yesterday and trust me, if you do it right it tastes exactly like the expensive stuff in the store!! The trick is to make sure you use a candy thermometer and bring it to the right temperature or else it could be a big flop! I almost had to learn the hard way, but decided once I melted my butter that I needed to run to the store and buy myself a candy thermometer! ;)

Anyway, so I made a cute little bag topper using this 60's Tilda (from the Little Yummy for Your Tummy collection) and this Christmas Eskimo Kisses paper by Basic Grey. I cut it out with the Top Note die. This will make a nice gift to have on hand for those unplanned people I forgot to get a gift for (don't we all have those every year?) *Ü* Would you all like the recipe for this tasty treat?? Here ya go!

Almond Roca
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1/2 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped (I didn't use all of 1/2 cup)

Melt butter. Add sugar, water, and syrup. Cook over med. heat to 290 degrees on candy thermometer, stirring frequently. (Very important to have a candy thermometer) Remove from heat and add coarse almonds. Pour into a buttered 13x9" pan. Let sit 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle choc. chips over top and let stand 1-2 min. more. When chocolate chips are soft, use a spatula and spread the choc. over the toffee mixture and sprinkle wiht finely chopped almonds. When chocolate is firm, break into pieces. Enjoy!!

I hope you are enjoying the holidays! KLSNS has had a wonderful year with a super Design Team and are sad to see them go. However the new year brings lots of new things... like a brand new Design Team... and new challenges... and lots of prizes, and we HOPE you will continue to visit and play along and have FUN with us!! Remember, there's always a sale at KL Stampin' N' Scrappin' and right now you can get $10 OFF your order of $50 or more with coupon code Dec2009!

Holiday Hugs,


Kathy Winter said...

Hey girl, this looks real good. You've got such a sweet sister to share recipes with. LOL haha. It's me sis. Love the topper!!

Sparkle said...

So cute! Sounds really yummy too.

Danni said...

Very cute topper and yummo recipe!!

Lori said...

Yum! All of your step by step candy photos look great. Your treat topper is super cute.

BananaStamper said...

Hi Kristine! This little bag of goodies look fabulous - the Tilda and the goods! YUmmmmmm....
Shanna :)

Crystal said...

AWWW Tilda is sooo cute, what a wonderful bag of goodies....YUMMY looks delish!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Yummy...did you use semi sweet or milk choc chips?

Diane said...

The treat toppers are just darling!
And that recipie looks soooo yummy,
I think I will stay away from it,knowing me I would eat the whole thing,lol!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

this is so cute!! and those look yum-EE!!!

Denise said...

I just love this very pretty bag topper! And thanks for sharing the yummy recipe.
Merry Christmas!
Aloha & Hugs,