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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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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★☆ 7 votes

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  • 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


  1. Combine sugar, water & butter in a sauce pan.
  2. Cook to 300 degrees (hard crack) stirring constantly to prevent burning (about 10 minutes on medium-high heat).
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Pour onto a large buttered cookie sheet.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and spread evenly as they melt.
  6. While still warm, sprinkle nuts on top.
  7. Cool and break into pieces.
  8. 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

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