exactly one year ago today my braces were removed. before that, for 18 months 1 week & 6 days i couldn't eat something like this, at least not without breaking a bracket or hurting the chompers.
i made these during turkey weekend, as part of my giveaway package. i even bought a new thermometer on black friday for the occasion. i sorta followed this recipe by a dork & his pork. i say sorta because i ix-nayed the almonds and used heath bar crumbles instead. it was on sale at Target and i ran the risk of SNORTING it if it wasn't used right then & there! do.not.judge.me.
and i mean sorta because i didn't follow the rules. i wasn't present. my friend melissa was coming over any minute, i was mixing wonton filling in one bowl and rolling out apple molasses cookies and well... one second it was 275F and then the next, jesus in the kitchen, it was effing 310F. i grabbed the handle fast and as a result touched that one small metal part and BURNED a finger. plus, there's a slight burnt aftertaste to the toffee.
so kids, just listen to jeff and be present, be there, act accordingly and try not to harm yourself. my redeeming save: i had the silpat-lined cookie sheet ready.
verdict: it tastes like a heath bar. with bacon. a few coworkers didn't dig it and i'm ok with that. thank goodness i don't have braces anymore, bacon pieces between the tracks would've been so unattractive, yes?
nuria gifted me the kindle & my first official buy will be the heart is a lonely hunter but any recommendations?