Old Fashioned English Almond Toffee

Linda Kauppinen


This is so buttery rich and brittle! Always reminds me of a Heath Bar!
Recipe from 1956 Betty Crocker Cookbook


★★★★★ 1 vote

Stove Top


  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (kosher)
  • 2/3 c
    almonds, blanched
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate pieces (morsals) or 2 - 7/8 ounce milk chocolate bars. can use white chocolate too!
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped

How to Make Old Fashioned English Almond Toffee


  1. Combine in saucepan...
    Butter, sugar, water and salt.
    cook over low heat, stirring constantly until it boils. Cook without stirring to 236 degrees or until a little dropped in cold water forms soft ball.
  2. Add..
    2/3 Cup blanched almonds
    Continue cooking to 290 degrees (soft crack stage), stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Mixture changes to a deep caramel color.
  3. Stir In...
    1/4 tsp soda
    Turn out onto greased baking sheet, spread to 1/4 inch thickness.
  4. Immediately spread with...
    semi sweet chocolate pieces
    Spread chocolate over top as it melts
  5. Sprinkle with...
    chopped pecans
    Cool and then break into piece!


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