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Step 1. Over lo-med. heat (3 setting on 10 setting electric burner) Do not cook higher,it will burn!!!! Melt 1 cup unsalted butter in heavy bottom pan, add 1 cup granulated sugar and a dash of salt, set timer for 20 minutes. Stir continuously and slowly.

Step 1: Step 2. Stir and Bring to Boil....and Stir...

Mixture will boiling the whole time. Do not adjust temp!!!!

Step 2: And Stir.....at 6 Minutes In...

The mixture will begin to resemble marshmallow mush.

Step 3: 9 Minutes Into Stirring.....

What we are waiting for is mixture to turn light brown...or milky caramel.

Step 4: 14 Minutes....

Getting there! At this point you need the color to be light brown....not dark brown. Do not taste or touch....you will get burned! the candy is at 250+ degrees. Line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper. Get one cup chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.

Step 5: Prepare to Spread at 20 Minutes Mark, Give or Take a Minute.

Spread evenly with spoon.

Step 6: Melt Chocolate Chips for 1 Minute....or 45 Seconds....

Just until smooth. At this point you would add topping to the toffee...maybe pretzel salt, or crushed popcorn, crushed candy canes, or nuts....I even wondered about dipping pretzels in mixture and placing on parchment....may be a little tricky but whatever you don't burn the mixture!!!!

Step 7: Spread Soft Topping Immediately.

I do not recommend throwing the chips on top, unless you want that look.

Step 8: Spread to Edge.

Almost done....

Step 9: Add Topping...

I used almonds. Refridgerate one hour, then break into pieces, remember small pieces fit better in packages for friends. bring to party or send as gifts!! Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!!!
<p>oh my gosh, looks amazingly delicious, thanks for sharing this recipe! </p>

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