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English Toffee

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 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.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.5mg