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english toffee

★★★★★ 8
a recipe by
Melanie B
Kennesaw, GA

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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If you like toffee candy bars, you're going to love this English toffee. It reminds us of something you can pick up at a candy shop, The toffee is crackly, gooey, crunchy, and chocolaty all wrapped up in one piece of candy. Incredibly easy to make, you'll want to make this English toffee all the time not just at Christmas.

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★★★★★ 8
serves a lot
method Stove Top

Ingredients For english toffee

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

How To Make english toffee

  • Sugar, water, and butter in a sauce pan.
    Combine sugar, water & butter in a sauce pan.
  • Mixture cooking to a hard crack stage.
    Cook to 300 degrees (hard crack) stirring constantly to prevent burning (about 10 minutes on medium-high heat).
  • Adding vanilla extract.
    Add vanilla.
  • Pouring toffee onto a greased baking sheet.
    Pour onto a large buttered cookie sheet.
  • Melted chocolate chips spread on top of the toffee candy.
    Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and spread evenly as they melt.
  • Nuts sprinkled on top of the chocolate.
    While still warm, sprinkle nuts on top.
  • English Toffee broken into pieces.
    Cool and break into pieces.
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