Saturday, December 8, 2012

English Toffee, Quick and Easy

I have had over 3,000 views on this post, so I decided to show the entire picture process.

Toffee Recipe
2 squares better
1c. sugar
5 T. water
Stir well. Put on high heat and don’t turn the head down. It takes about 15 minutes to make it. (I’ve made it in my electric frying pan and it works well, but I really like it best cooked in my cast iron frying pan.) Cook until it starts to burn, stirring constantly, and then add a little vanilla. Pour on a marble slab. (If you don’t have a marble slab, pour it onto a cookie sheet. I set it on a bread board because the candy is so hot.) Before pouring onto marble you may spread broken pecans, walnuts or sliced coconut on the marble and pour toffee over it. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and spread when melted. After it cools, break it into pieces.
When you’ve made it a few times, you’ll be able to tell when it starts to burn. I tell by watching the bubbles as the candy cooks. When they begin to let off little puffs of smoke, it’s burning. You can also tell by the color. It needs to turn a caramel color.


Chop the nuts

Melt butter, sugar, and water

Cook for 10 - 15 minutes on high . . . 

until mixture caramelizes

Pour over nuts

Sprinkle Chocolate Chips

Spread and let cool

Break into pieces



  1. Thanks for your tutorial of English Toffee. This was my mother's favorite candy. I will have to try and make it.
    Loved meeting you and I have been spreading the word on the books.
    Blessings, hugs and keep on enjoying the moments of Christmas celebration.

  2. How much is 2 squares of butter?