English Toffee

The best English toffee recipe to make as a special treat to give to family and friends during the holidays. You will love this easy English toffee recipe!

I am not the world’s best candy maker, so I am always looking for good, easy candy recipes. Most of them require you to use a candy thermometer. While candy thermometers can be helpful, I found a wonderful English Toffee recipe that does not require a candy thermometer, and it turned out perfectly. And what’s even better? It only has four ingredients!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 c. nuts, chopped
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips

 

For the nuts, you can use the nuts of your choice. I chose chopped almonds because I am picky about what nuts I eat, and almonds are my favorite. You can also use walnuts or pecans.

 

Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with a little butter. This recipe doesn’t make a lot of toffee, so I just made 5-6 batches of it. You can also use a round cake pan in the place of the baking dish.

 

The best English toffee recipe to make as a special treat to give to family and friends during the holidays. You will love this easy English toffee recipe!

You probably could double the recipe, but I didn’t want to risk it, especially since I didn’t use a candy thermometer.

 

In a small sauce pan, melt the brown sugar and butter on medium heat and boil for 7 minutes. This step is very important.

 

Don’t try to do anything else while you are doing this or you will burn the butter and have to start over. Ask me how I know.

 

My stove goes up to “10” and the first time I made this I had the dial between “5” and “6” but this was too hot and it burned.

 

I turned the dial to “4” and set the timer for 7 minutes the second the mixture started to boil. It worked perfectly every time and did not burn.

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Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture into the greased baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.

 

Let them sit for a few minutes to soften and then spread them out with a knife.

 

Place the toffee in the refrigerator until it hardens. Break into small pieces.

 

This toffee is a great gift to give to family and friends, and a real treat. There’s nothing like homemade candy!

 

(By the way, I have nothing against candy thermometers, but mine is not working and I need to get a new one. I was really excited I got this recipe to work without it!)

 

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2 Comments on "English Toffee"


    1. You spread the nuts out evenly in the bottom of the dish and then pour the hot caramel on top of the nuts. 🙂

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