Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Easy and Yummy English Toffee

Want to make a delicious treat for your family or friends during the holidays? Look no further! Last year, I made several batches of English Toffee to give to guests at my daughter's bridal shower. Several guests asked for the recipe, and I think it's going to be a keeper from now on. I'm happy to share it with you, and would love to hear if you make it and how you like it! 

English Toffee 

1 pound butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 Tablespoons corn syrup
3 Tablespoons water
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Prepare a cookie sheet (the kind with sides) by covering with aluminum foil and spraying lightly with cooking spray. Spread nuts and chocolate chips evenly.

In a heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add corn syrup and water and stir. Add white sugar and brown sugar and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils.

Using a candy thermometer, boil to 300 degrees without stirring. Remove from heat.

Pour hot mixture over the nuts and chocolate. Let it cool and break into pieces before serving. (You can refrigerate the pan for 15 minutes or so to harden the chocolate first.)

Enjoy :)


  1. Positively decadent!! Thank you.

    (How much sugar?)

  2. Mary, I'm so glad you caught the missing ingredients! I went back in and added them: one cup white sugar and one cup packed brown sugar. Thanks!

  3. Oh, my goodness, there went my diet. Thanks.

  4. A recipe with step by step English toffee!