Sunday, November 17, 2013

Best Ever Toffee Recipe

English Toffee

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
5 Tablespoons water
Chopped nuts (if desired)
Chocolate Chips

Melt butter with sugar and water

Melt butter with sugar and water. Turn the heat on high and don't turn it down. Stir constantly.

Cook for 10 - 15 minutes
Cook 10 - 15 minutes until the candy is caramelized.

Caramelized Candy
The candy will be caramelized when it turns a light brown and you see little puffs of smoke coming from the bubbles. Add add the vanilla before you pour the candy out to cool.

Pour Candy onto nuts
Pour candy out to cool. Use a marble slab if you have one. Otherwise set a cookie sheet onto a bread board to protect your counter from the heat and pour toffee onto the cookie sheet.

Sprinkle with chocolate
Sprinkle on the chocolate chips and let them melt.

Spread the melted chocolate
Spread the chocolate out and let the candy cool until the chocolate is set.

Break the toffee into pieces
Break the cooled toffee into pieces and enjoy!


  1. Oh my mother loved toffee. I haven't ever made it but maybe I will give it a try.
    Thanks and hugs!

  2. This looks fantastic and I want to try it. The recipe calls for vanilla but I don't see it mentioned in the steps. At what point is it added and any particular amount?

    1. Sorry Kathryn, I left out the vanilla. Put it in just as you take the candy off the stove before you pour it on the marble slab.

  3. There is no measurement for how much vanilla to use. Could you share please? Thanks

  4. this is the best and easiest toffee i've ever made. i cut mine with pizza cutter and dipped them in melted chocolate. YUM!

  5. You neglected to say butter the marble slab! As a first time user of a marble slab my toffee is stuck to the slab and I can't get it off!

  6. I use waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Works great!

  7. Do you use salted or unsalted butter?