English Toffee Recipe
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Easy English Toffee (also called butter toffee) Recipe ~ great for holiday gatherings or homemade gifts for neighbors, friends and family!
: Dessert
Serves: 10-12
  • 1 lb butter (2 cups)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 2 TBSP corn syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1.5 + ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted (reserve the ¼ cup for topping)
  • 6-8 large chocolate candy bars, unwrapped or 1 bag chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet or dark)
  1. Toast the almonds on a sheet of foil for 5-8 minutes in 350 degree oven until lightly browned. Stir occasionally; when you can smell the almonds cooking, they’re about ready to take out. Cool slightly and use your hands or a rolling pin to crush.
  2. Grease a 15x10 or 17x11 sheet pan or cookie sheet (with edges!) with cooking spray or butter, set aside.
  3. Heat a large, heavy bottom sauté pan over medium heat and start to melt the butter. Add sugar, salt, water & corn syrup and stir slowly (with a wooden spoon) to combine and continue to melt the butter. Let the mixture warm up and start to bubble.
  4. Depending on the thickness of your pan and heat distribution (I sound like a nerd) this can take anywhere from 5, 10-15 minutes. Don’t walk away. Once it starts to turn a light brown sugar color, add the almonds (and vanilla, if using) and remove from the heat. Pour immediately into cookie sheet and spread it out as thin as you can.
  5. Top with chocolate and let the candy’s heat soften the chips or bars and then spread out with a spatula or same wooden spoon. Top with reserved crushed almonds and move to a cool place to set. Once set, break apart with your hands into odd shapes and sizes and serve with just about anything any old time of day.
If you have a smaller sheet pan/cookie sheet (smaller than 15x10 or 17x11) cut the recipe in half.
Recipe by Firefly Tales at https://fireflytales.net/blog/12/2011/english-toffee-recipe/