This is the best English Toffee recipe I have ever had, it’s easy and has the perfect crunch. It is so good with chopped peanuts or almonds in the center.
This is English Toffee recipe is the best! It comes out perfect every time and has just the right amount of crunch. Not too soft and not so hard it breaks a tooth. This version is from my mother-in-law who has English Toffee making down to an art! My husband made up this batch, and I think it was gone within 24 hours. We couldn’t stop sneaking pieces of it. It tastes just like Almond Roca candy to me, which I love!
I like to make this in either a 9×13 pan or in the center of a cookie sheet. If you want to make enough English toffee to fill an entire cookie sheet, I would suggest doubling the recipe. This size batch is perfect though because it doesn’t fill the entire cookie sheet. It makes a big circle of toffee in the center, which makes it much easier to break the toffee apart after it cools and hardens.
Candy: A Sweet Gift
There is something so delightful about the holiday tradition of exchanging gifts with friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, that tradition can also be a bit stressful. What can you get that will please everyone? Is there truly something that is one size fits all? Well, we think food is the perfect one size fits all gift. And this English Toffee is one of several delicious options. It couldn’t be simpler: just make up a big batch and deliver it to your friends. Believe me, once they taste it, they’ll be salivating over your friendship… and looking forward to many more years of knowing you.
English Toffee serves as a great staple in any holiday candy gift basket or goodie plate. But if you want to add a little diversity to the Christmas candy creations, you can try some of these other great recipes:
- Chocolate Cherry Mice will doll up your candy plate in a hurry. These traditional chocolate covered cherries are made even better by adding the mouse face, making them even more fun to eat.
- White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Brownies are a trio of flavors that you just can’t beat. Chocolate brownies, white chocolate frosting and peppermint. Perfect.
- Chocolate Dipped Cream Cheese Butter Mints are the perfect after dinner mint. Cool and chocolatey with a hint of mint.
- Mom’s Homemade Christmas Caramels are the chewy deliciousness that Christmas is made of. It just doesn’t taste like the holidays without them.
How to Make English Toffee
- Combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir constantly until butter and sugar are dissolved together, then bring to a rolling boil.
- Cook and stir until the mixture turns a carmel brown and reaches the crack stage (we used a candy thermometer and it was around 310 degrees).
- Pour toffee over a handful of your favorite nuts on a cookie sheet lined with cooking spray.
- While the toffee is still hot, gently sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top.
- When the chocolate chips begin to melt, smooth them out over the toffee.
- Cool completely before breaking into pieces.