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Homemade Toffee with Chocolate and Nuts

Homemade toffee is a fun holiday treat and super simple to make! Perfect to give out for holiday gifts if you’re looking for a simple idea this time of year.

Homemade Toffee with Chocolate and Nuts

Honestly, although I’ve heard so many times how quick and easy is to make homemade toffee, it still seemed so overwhelming to actually give it a go. Was never sure for how long to boil the whole sugar and butter mixture and because I’ve failed a couple of times trying to make caramel, I though making candy would be even worse.

Homemade Toffee with Chocolate and Nuts

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Not anymore. Making homemade toffee at home has never been easier as long as you have a candy thermometer. Yes, you’ll need one! There will be no worries and most importantly no fails, when using one.

The recipe is super easy and you probably already have everything you need to make toffee:

  • butter (good quality, full fat butter, makes a big difference)
  • sugar
  • chocolate chips
  • nuts: walnuts, pecans, etc

Homemade Toffee with Chocolate and Nuts

How to Make Homemade Toffee

To make toffee recipe, you add butter and sugar to a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat. As the toffee mixture boils, the color will change from yellow to a rich caramel tone and your candy thermometer will show around 285 degrees. Remove from heat.

Pour your toffee mixture into a prepared dish and then wait for 5 minutes before adding the chocolate chips. Wait a further 5 minutes for the chocolate to melt and spread it around on top of the toffee and top with chopped nuts.

To store this toffee recipe, place in an airtight container, adding baking paper layers between toffee pieces so they won’t stick.

Homemade Toffee with Chocolate and Nuts

Homemade Toffee Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup chocolate chips: milk or dark
  • 1 cup nuts: pecans, walnuts, etc

Method:

  1. Line up a 9-inch square baking dish with baking paper.
  2. In a large saucepan, add butter and sugar and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Once the mixture starts boiling, reduce heat to medium low and allow to boil till the color changes from yellow to rich caramel and the sand thermometer gets around 285-290F.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla essence.
  5. Pour toffee mixture onto the prepared pan and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and allow them to melt. Spread the chocolate into an even layer and sprinkle with coarsely chopped nuts.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours.
  8. Break into pieces and serve.

Homemade Toffee with Chocolate and Nuts

Homemade Toffee Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup chocolate chips: milk or dark
  • 1 cup nuts pecan, walnuts, etc
Instructions
  1. Line up a 9-inch square baking dish with baking paper.

  2. In a large saucepan, add butter and sugar and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Once the mixture starts boiling, reduce heat to medium low and allow to boil till the color changes from yellow to rich caramel and the sand thermometer gets around 285-290F.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla essence.
  5. Pour toffee mixture onto the prepared pan and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and allow them to melt. Spread the chelate into an even layer and sprinkle with coarsely chopped nuts.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours.
  8. Break into pieces and serve.

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