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english toffee recipeI know that I was supposed to post this yesterday, but my house was like the scene from Bridesmaids.  Not the cute, romantic comedy scenes, or the best friend bonding scenes either.  If you have seen the movie, you know what I am talking about.  Hopefully, we are on the mend and will feeling like ourselves soon.  I need to get it together because I am going to see Martha Stewart tonight.  I know that Martha is someone you either love or hate, but I have to admit, I love her.  Even more so after her stint in the ol’ big house.

This recipe for English Toffee was found on pinterest (what else is new, you ask?) and from The Idea Room.  I love English Toffee, or sometimes it is called Almond Buttercrunch.  It is my grandmother’s favorite also.  If I had any idea how easy it was to make, I would have been making it all these years instead of buying it.  Live and learn.  I will say, even though it is very easy to make, it needs to be babysat.  It goes from just perfect, to burn in less than 5 seconds.

english toffee recipe1 cup chopped toasted almonds
1 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
3 Tablespoons water
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

english toffee recipeLine a baking sheet (make sure that it has sides) with tin foil and sprinkle half of the toasted almonds on the foil.

english toffee recipeIn a heavy saucepan, add butter, salt, sugar, corn syrup, and water.  Cook over medium-high heat.

english toffee recipeCook the mixture until it reaches 290 degrees using a candy thermometer, it is the soft crack stage.  Be really careful at this step, at 280 it goes really fast, and can burn in mere seconds.

english toffee recipePour the mixture immediately over the almonds.  Let stand for 5 minutes, until it firm and still hot.

english toffee recipeSprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee.  Let stand for a minute or two.

english toffee recipeSpread the chocolate over the top of the toffee and sprinkle with remaining nuts. Chill until it hardens completely.

english toffee recipe

English Toffee [Week 7 of 12 of Weeks of Christmas]

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped toasted almonds
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet (make sure that it has sides) with tin foil and sprinkle half of the toasted almonds on the foil.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, add butter, salt, sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the mixture until it reaches 290 degrees using a candy thermometer, it is the soft crack stage. Be really careful at this step, at 280 it goes really fast, and can burn in mere seconds.
  4. Pour the mixture immediately over the almonds. Let stand for 5 minutes, until it firm and still hot.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee. Let stand for a minute or two.
  6. Spread the chocolate over the top of the toffee and sprinkle with remaining nuts. Chill until it hardens completely.
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43 Responses to English Toffee [Week 7 of 12 of Weeks of Christmas]

  1. “Bridesmaids” reference and English Toffee? I have fallen more in love with Bree. :)

  2. Krista says:

    Wow, this looks delish! Can’t wait to try. It is a nice alternative to the saltine chocolate toffee crackers. New follower :)

    When you have a chance, please check out my blog and follow if you like! http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com/
    Krista
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  3. paula says:

    yum! I am trying this – this weekend… thx!

  4. Karen Edmonds says:

    What do you mean you get to see Martha? In person? How exciting!

  5. Becky says:

    All these years I have been making toffee the hard way…dipping each piece into chocolate and then rolling it in almonds. Your method makes so much more sense! My son has been asking me to make it and I’ve been dreading it. Now I’m relieved there is an easier way!

  6. Becca says:

    My dad says I’m not allowed to see Bridesmaids until I’m 22…or possibly 25, but from the way I heard my parents laughing as they watched the movie, it sounds great.

    English toffee = yum!

    By the way, super jealous that you get to see Martha :P

  7. This looks heavenly. I almost bought some toffee today, but I didn’t. Now I’m glad because I’ll just have to make a batch myself. Thanks for sharing!!
    BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} recently posted..Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  8. I was at a holiday show/gift market today and tasted toffee twice. Of course they were selling it and it was crazy expensive. I’ve never thought I could REALLY make it myself but this recipe looks pretty simple. BTW, LOVE Pinterest too!

    And how fun that you get to meet Martha Stewart–hope you enjoyed it. And hope you’re family is feeling better too!
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  9. Stacy says:

    This? Is totally awesome. I make a wonderful recipe my Scottish friends call tablet and it is very fudgely toffee-ish (made with caramelized sugar and condensed milk) but this, with the toasted almonds and chocolate chips, has got to be even better. It’s like peanut brittle on ecstasy. (Not that I know about such things at my age.)
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  10. sue says:

    This looks so good! I even have a candy thermometer (still in the package) that I could finally use!
    sue recently posted..Cake pops! a small treat for week 7 of the 12 weeks of cookies

  11. Sorry to laugh at your expense but the reference from Bridesmaids couldn’t be helped. Hope you are all feeling better. And this toffee thing-a-ma-jig? I’m pretty sure I could eat the whole pan in one sitting.
    Kelley {mountain mama cooks} recently posted..Brown Sugar Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce Recipe

  12. English toffee is one of my favorites… Sweet, chocolaty, nutty. YUM!
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  13. Yum! One of my favorite treats.
    I’ve never seen the toffee be poured over the almonds…good idea!
    Can’t wait to try your recipe.
    Rachel @ Bakerita recently posted..Dorm Life Eats: No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Treats

  14. Kristin says:

    I admit it. I’m one of those people who do not like Martha. In fact, as we walked through the Martha displays in Macy’s a few weeks ago, my mom asked me if I had ended my Martha boycott yet. I said, “Nope. Still going strong.”
    I’m sorry! Please don’t hold it against me :) I’m stopping by from 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies, and I LOVE toffee. Have you ever had Haagen Daaz Sticky Toffee Pudding ice cream?? Delicious.

  15. Brandon says:

    Wow Bree, this looks delicious! I’m definitely making it this winter.

  16. English Toffee is my absolute favorite Christmas treat and your looks like perfection. Well done! I will have to make this this year.
    Cheers!
    Marina {yummymummykitchen.com} recently posted..Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites

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  18. Natalie says:

    Oh boy this looks beyond amazing.
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  19. amy b says:

    we winged something over here that resembled peanut brittle. i need to start actually following recipes. maybe I’ll start with this one. yum!
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  21. Heather says:

    Great recipe! Thank you for sharing. On a side-note, I’m very envious of your thermometer … where is it from?

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