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Best Ever Toffee Recipe

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While a Heath bar will curb the craving, this toffee is an easy confection that doesn’t require molasses-like many recipes. Caramelize the sugar and heat until it reaches the hard crack stage and you’ve created a delicious treat!

Experiment with the temperature for different textures and hardness–make it how you like it from soft and sticky to hard and brittle.

An unbelievably easy, no-fuss, homemade toffee recipe. So addictive you won’t want to share!

This is one of those candy recipes that will be handed down for generations

toffee on a baking sheet with corner pieces broken

Best Ever Toffee Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/3 cups sugar
2 cups Butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet or real milk chocolate chips
toffee stacked

 Best Ever Toffee Recipe Directions:

Butter 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. Combine all ingredients except nuts and chocolate chips in a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, constantly stirring until butter is melted.Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 25-40 minutes, occasionally stirring until candy thermometer reaches 300°F or a small amount of mixture dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle strands. Stir in 1 cup of nuts.Pour mixture into prepared pan; spread to desired thickness. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot candy; let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over the candy. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool, at least 3 hours. Break into pieces.

Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid in a cool dry place for up to 3 weeks.

toffee on a baking sheet


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About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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