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How to Make English Toffee

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You need to try my English toffee. If I had any idea how easy it was to make, I would have been making it all these years instead of buying it.

english toffee recipe

I found this English Toffee recipe in The Idea Room. I love English Toffee, or sometimes it is called Almond Buttercrunch. It is my grandmother’s favorite also.

Make sure you have a thermometer for this recipe. Even though it is very easy to make, it must be babysat. It goes from just perfect to burnt in less than 5 seconds, and watching the temperature carefully is mandatory.

After trying this recipe, I can guarantee you will never buy it again in a store. The only issue is that it will never last long in your house as it is unbelievably good. You may have to make some regularly!

English Toffee 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
english toffee recipe

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1: Line a baking sheet (make sure that it has sides) with tin foil and sprinkle half of the toasted almonds on the foil.

english toffee recipe

Step 2: In a heavy saucepan, add butter, salt, sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook over medium-high heat.

english toffee recipe

Step 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.

english toffee recipe

Step 4: Pour the mixture immediately over the almonds. Let stand for 5 minutes, until it is firm and still hot.

english toffee recipe

Step 5: Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee. Let’s stand for a minute or two.

english toffee recipe

Step 6: Spread the chocolate over the top of the toffee and sprinkle with the remaining nuts. Chill until it hardens completely.

english toffee recipe

Variations //

What is the best chocolate to use? I use semi-sweet chocolate to balance the sweetness of the toffee but feel free to use milk or even white chocolate.

Can you use other nuts instead of almonds? You can use any nut you want. For example, I tried it a few weeks back with pecan nuts and it worked very well; the subtle flavor of the pecan worked like a beauty with the chocolate. I am also planning to try pistachio.

How to Store Toffee //

I told you above that my homemade English Toffee doesn’t last very long at home so I never have to store it for more than a few days. I usually put it in an airtight container at room temperature and it lasts up to two weeks.

Alternatively, you can keep it for up to 3 months in the freezer. Just take it out from the freezer a few hours before eating it.

english toffee recipe
english toffee

Homemade English Toffee

Yield: approximately 18 pieces

Homemade English Toffee - This was my grandmother's favorite candy and she always had a box next to her couch. I make this and think of her. Buttery, crunchy, and just enough chocolate to keep everyone happy.

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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Lucretia

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

This was an amazing recipe! Thank you for sharing! The directions were perfect. Delicious ? My husband took this to work and came home and asked for another batch! ?

Bree Hester

Thursday 16th of December 2021

You are welcome! I am so glad that it was such a hit!

bakedbree

Monday 1st of January 2018

Of course! Use what you like.

Sylvia

Saturday 23rd of December 2017

Can the almonds be substituted say with walnuts? My family is not big on almonds.

Kiki

Wednesday 24th of December 2014

This is delicious and comes out perfectly every time. The only changes I made are adding 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, bringing it to exactly 300 on the candy thermometer, pulling it immediately and adding a half cup of toasted almonds right into it instead of pouring it over the nuts. The secret to prevent separating is not to stir it often, if at all once the butter is melted. I'm asked to bring it everywhere! Thank you for the recipe!

bakedbree

Thursday 25th of December 2014

You are welcome, I'm so glad that it works so well for you.

Heather

Monday 5th of December 2011

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

bakedbree

Wednesday 14th of December 2011

The grocery store!

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