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evelyn's famous english toffee!

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Recipe by
Lodi, CA

This is a family favorite! I make at least ten batches every Christmas...I give it to friends, bring it to Christmas parties and even keep some for myself. It's an easy candy to make and it's as good as any you will find in any candy shoppe! In fact, I used to LOVE to go to the Candy Shoppe at Disneyland just to buy their English Toffee...they hand make it there every day. Now I can make my own and it is every bit as good as what they sell at Disneyland!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For evelyn's famous english toffee!

  • 1 lb
    unsalted butter
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 2 c
    chopped toasted almonds
  • 1 pkg
    milk chocolate chips 11.5 oz
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make evelyn's famous english toffee!

  • 1
    Line cookie sheet with HEAVY DUTY foil, smear butter all over. Sprinkle with 1 cup chopped almonds.
  • 2
    Put 1 lb. unsalted butter in pan, melt on medium heat. Don't burn. When butter is just about melted add 2 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup corn syrup, 1/2 cup water. Stir. Turn up to medium/high heat, attach candy thermometer and cook until it reaches 305 degrees. This step should take approximately 20 minutes. You can give it an occasional stir.
  • Once it's done, carefully pour over nuts.
    When temperature reaches 305, turn off stove, add the 1 teaspoon vanilla and carefully pour hot liquid over nuts, covering evenly. Wait 3-5 minutes and then pour the chocolate chips on the top, evenly. Let sit and melt for 3-5 minutes. Smooth out chocolate. Add your 2nd cup of chopped almonds now and sprinkle on the top of the chocolate.
  • This is the easiest English Toffee to make! Basic ingredients, too.  One batch will fill several Christmas tins, depending on which sizes you choose.  This English Toffee is my favorite next to that sold at Disneyland!
    It usually takes 2-3 hours for the candy to set up. At that point you can break it into pieces and put in your containers.