English Toffee

Melanie B


This is my favorite candy. If you like a Heath bar, this is even better. I have had this recipe for over 20 years and have no idea where it came from. I make it nearly every year for Christmas.

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I used to buy toffee from the store, and this reminds me so much of what I used to buy.

This would be great served at a holiday party. Or eaten with a cup of coffee or some mulled cider. Loved the buttery aroma while making this. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 5 votes

a lot
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  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    butter (do not substitute)
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2
    bag milk chocolate chips (or maybe a bit more)
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans

How to Make English Toffee


  1. Combine sugar, water & butter in saucepan. Cook to 300 degrees (hard crack) stirring constantly to prevent burning. Add vanilla. Pour into large buttered cookie sheet. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and spread evenly as they melt. While still warm, sprinkle nuts on top.
  2. Cool and break into pieces.
  3. I wanted to add this link about candy making.

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About English Toffee

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtag: #Christmas

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