Day 16: 2014 Sweet Paul Holiday Countdown presented by Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

Did you know that Mrs. Meyer's of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day is a REAL person?!  I have to say that I'm completely honored to have met Thelma A. Meyer in person.  Not only did we meet, but she shared her famous (in Iowa) English Toffee recipe with me!  It's so easy and so delicious! It's a surefire hit at parties and makes a great hostess gift!

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Mrs. Thelma A. Meyer is a real person with a real passion for keeping things neat and tidy. She is the inspiration behind Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day-- household cleaners that work like the dickens but smell nice. Thelma, an avid gardener, wouldn't have it any other way.

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You will need:

1 pound butter

2 cups white granulated sugar

¼ cup water

1 pound pecan halves

8 oz chocolate baking bar or best quality chocolate

  1. Butter a 9” x 13” pan.
  2. Cook butter, sugar and water until candy thermometer reads 300°. Your candy mixture will be ready in about 20 minutes.
  3. Put single layer of pecans in the buttered pan and pour candy mixture over them.
  4. After this is cool, melt chocolate baking bar in the microwave for 1 minute. Spread half on candy. Cool, flip, then spread remaining on bottom.
  5. Cool until firm, then break into pieces.


1. Don’t lick your utensils in between stirrings! 2. Use a heavy bottomed pan to cook sugar, water and butter. Cook rather slowly—stir on occasion but not all the time.
3. When choosing your chocolate, buy the expensive stuff­—tastes better if it’s at least 50% cacao. I like using 72% cacao.
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