Golden Toffee Nuggets
Dipping toffee pieces halfway in chocolate is way tidier and easier than fully coating them--and the result is more striking, visually. (We recommend melting chopped good-quality chocolate bars for dipping--chips have additives that affect their consistency.) For undeniable holiday wow, brush on some edible gold luster dust. It's a splurge, but applying it thinly with a paintbrush helps avoid waste.
If you don't have a double boiler, place a medium heat-proof bowl over a medium to large saucepan that is filled with about 1 inch of water. Bottom of bowl should not touch the water.