english toffee recipe
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Homemade Toffee

Homemade Toffee - This rich and buttery toffee takes about thirty minutes to make and is super easy, too! Perfect for parties, holiday gifts, and snacking! You won't believe how simple this toffee recipe is! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
cool15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Toffee
Servings: 20
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1 cup butter (8 ounces, cut into pieces)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped pecans


  • Prepare a baking sheet by buttering or lining with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add the butter, sugar, water, and salt to a medium saucepan. Heat the pan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
  • Continue to heat over medium heat until the mixture has reached 285°F and has turned a rich caramel color. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the toffee mixture onto the prepared pan and allow it to spread. Let the toffee cool 5 minutes, then sprinkle with the chocolate chips and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the melted chocolate chips with an offset spatula and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Let the toffee cool completely, then break into pieces and enjoy.



Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.2mg