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Easy Toffee

Easy Toffee

Easy Toffee

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Easy Toffee
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Course: CandyCuisine: EnglandDifficulty: Medium

Simple recipe for English toffee with pecans or walnuts and a chocolate topping.


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)

  • 1/2 cup salted butter

  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (or any nuts of choice)

  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

  • extra chopped nuts to sprinkle on top of the chocolate (optional)


  • Grease a 9 x 9-inch cake pan. Spread the chopped walnuts evenly in the bottom of the pan. Over high heat, melt together sugar and butter in medium size saucepan until boiling. Lower heat to medium. Boil over medium heat for 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot mixture. Place a cookie sheet over the pan to retain the heat and melt the chocolate chips. If using, sprinkle with additional chopped nuts. Cut into squares while hot, then refrigerate until hard. Break into pieces.


  • Yield depends entirely upon how big or small you you make your pieces.
  • Reviewers…if you have made this recipe (and not eaten any yet…if that is possible!), and you happen to have a kitchen scale, could you weigh this for us? We’d love to provide a weight as a unit of measure for how much candy this makes. Thanks!
  • Photo by Eliza Adam under Creative Commons license.


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Love this recipe but would try using Hershey bars instead of chocolate chips!
- A Baker

This is really simple and easy but the one piece of vital information is that you must stir constantly - the entire 7 minutes it is boiling or it will burn and blow-up.
- Donna

this was so easy to make and everyone loved it.... would make this time after time for great party sweets
- Scott

This recipe is very good... although the toffee did not make as much as i thought it would...
- kelly

For such a simple recipe it was great; I stirred the entire time so it wouldn't burn, added extra nuts (pecans) both on bottom and in the toffee mixture at the last minute, plus extra chocolate on top. Disgustingly good. Will try it with less butter, to see if that could work as well.
- A Baker

i've tasted better, but for the fact that it is so simple to make it is great!
- aussie chef
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