This English Toffee is an easy to make, rich, buttery-caramel candy topped with chocolate and nuts. It is a Christmas tradition in my family.
I love this recipe, rich buttery, with a touch of chocolate and nuts. English toffee really adds to the Christmas dessert table or dessert trays as gifts. I love toffee, really I will take anything that is like caramel. But the texture of this English Toffee is spot on, not to hard, yet you still get a crunch with every bite. Don’t worry you won’t break your teeth with this toffee. I think what makes this recipe the best is I use a mix semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips, making the perfect chocolate layer to top the toffee. I typically do this with most of my fudge recipes as well and I always love how it comes out. Not to worry, the chocolate does not overpower the caramel butter toffee.
While people love presents, this makes the ideal present for families, friends, and neighbors. Food prepared by loved ones is always a nice gift, but this toffee will put you on top of their “nice-list”.
Happy Holidays! XOXO San
How do you make English Toffee?
In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, water, and salt.
Cook to hard-crack stage (300°F) stirring constantly and watching carefully.
Immediately pour into slightly buttered 13″ x 9″ pan.
Cool until hard.
Melt chocolate over hot, but not boiling water.
Spread over toffee; sprinkle with almonds, pressing them into chocolate.
Let stand 2-3 hours or chill 30 minutes.
Break into bite-size pieces.
My favorite kitchen tools used to make English Toffee
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SAUCEPAN: I am a total snob after having an assortment of pots in our cupboard over the years. After getting some Calphalon pots on sale at my local grocer, I won’t try anything else. They are affordable and durable – a win, win in our home
9×13 GLASS COOKING PAN: I use glass for this recipe, you could use metal as well. I would recommend glass for this.
MEASURING CUPS: Nothing beats a good set of measuring cups that last a long time. I love metal measuring cups because of their durability.
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- 1 cup real butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt I usually omit this if I use salted butter
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, water, and salt.
- Cook to hard-crack stage (300°F) stirring constantly and watching carefully.
- Immediately pour into slightly buttered 13"x9" pan.
- Cool until hard.
- Melt chocolate over hot, but not boiling water.
- Spread over toffee; sprinkle with almonds, pressing them into chocolate.
- Let stand 2-3 hours or chill 30 minutes.
- Break into bite-size pieces.
Kids review: They love this! They like how thin it is and that isn’t hard to bite. The pan could be gone within minutes but I break off a few pieces for everyone to try then set aside the rest for friends and family Christmas “cheer” plates.