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Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Noms

Mom makes us eat our Entire breakfast out of these treat dispensers!
She says it keeps us busy, at least for 10 minutes....

We have also been working on Tegan's manners.
So, we were very pleased when Canidae sent us these Bison and Pumpkin treats to sample.
They are easily broken into smaller pieces for training and we LOVE the Bison and Pumpkin flavor

                  Tegan DOWN!                            Tegan SIT!
Look Mom! She's Learning!

And NOW, a treat for mom and dad.
Almond, Pistachio and Hazelnut Toffee
Here's the recipe!! 
Ingredients: 
1 1/4 cups butter (10 oz.)
2 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup water
1 cup coarsely chopped blanched almonds
1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts
1 cup shelled, salted pistachios
1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) semisweet chocolate baking chips

Smoothly line 2 pans, 9 by 13 inches, each with a single piece of foil, crimping edges over pan rims to hold foil in place. Butter foil and set pans aside.
In a 5 to 6 quart pan over medium-high heat, cook 1 1/4 cups of butter, sugar, salt and water until mixture reaches 250 degrees on a candy thermometer, 6-10 minutes; stir often. Add almonds and hazelnuts; stir until mixture reaches 300 degrees, 4-8 minutes longer.
Remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup of the pistachios. Protecting hands and working quickly, scrap candy equally into the 2 pans and spread evenly.
Let toffee cool until firm to the touch, about 2 minutes. Evenly sprinkle with the chocolate chips and let stand until the chocolate is softened, about 5 minutes. With a flexible spatula, spread the chocolate over the toffee. Chop the remaining pistachios and scatter onto the soft chocolate. Chill uncovered, until the chocolate is firm, about 15 minutes.
Lift foil with candy from the pans. Break toffee into chunks. Serve, chill airtight up to 2 weeks or freeze to store longer. Makes about 2 1/2 pounds.


16 comments:

  1. SHE says SHE'll 'down' for the toffee bars!

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  2. Wow, those all look delish! My mom agrees with HER and will sit or down for those toffee treats too. BOL Me, I'd prefer the bison. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Snack Fan

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  3. OH my Wyatt you have to work for your breakfast for sure...looks like Tegan has gotten the hang of it too! Mom counts every morsel that I put in my mouth...I get about a tablespoon of canned food at breakfast and some kibble too. I don't have to worry about mom making me work for may canned food it would be messy!!

    Those are some yummy looking toffee. My human BIL asked for a bag of pistachios in his stocking..MOL
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  4. We could never have our breakfast from those dispensers, Lightning would eat it all up after letting Ciara do all the work:)

    Mom says she would dance on the table to get some of those toffee bars - they look scrumptious. Thanks for the recipe.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  5. So much deliciousness!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  6. We think you NEED to get twice as much if you have to work for your breakfast! That toffee sure sounds yummy☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  7. my mom drooled on my keyboard... please say that this tasty noms have zero calories, because she is still on a pre-christmas die-t :o)

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  8. Wow! Great yum yums for everyone! Thank you for the recipe!

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  9. Wow, mom almost licked the computer!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  10. Nom nom my mom says about the toffee. She have been written down the recipe drool, even she told me I can't have some :/

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  11. That toffee looks AMAZING! Mom's going to go make some if she can find the nuts.

    Abby Lab

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  12. Those treats sound yummy, but I never get why training treats have to be so small anyway. To my mind, the bigger the treat, the better the incentive to obey whatever dumb command the human issues.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  13. They look totally relish!!!!!!! Might need to get baking! Ros and Oscarx

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