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English Toffee Bars Recipe
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English Toffee Bars Recipe

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Meet the Cook: My mother and I get together every year around Christmastime to make this delicious chocolate-coated toffee, using a recipe she got years ago in a cooking class. It's a tradition I plan to continue with my daughters and grandchildren. Our families and friends wait with mouths watering for their packages. -Dianne Brooks, Augusta, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-3/4 cups butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 ounce) equals 214 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a heavy 3-qt. saucepan, melt the remaining butter. Add sugar and corn syrup; cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 295° (soft-crack stage). Remove from the heat; stir in pecans and salt.
  2. Quickly pour into prepared pan. Let stand for 5 minutes. Using a sharp knife, score into lines. Let stand at room temperature until cool.
  3. Separate into squares, using a sharp knife if necessary. In a microwave, melt candy coating, stirring often. Dip squares, one at a time, in coating. Place on waxed paper until set. Yield: 2-1/4 pounds.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as English Toffee Bars in Country Woman November/December 1999, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 ounce) equals 214 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for English Toffee Bars(5)

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

This turned out great. I added some very finely ground nuts to the top of the chocolate. Also I didn't dip but put the melted chocolate on top only. I made 25 pounds (with a helper), to give as wrapped gifts at the party u gave for my Dad's 100th birthday party and got numerous compliments on it. Going to make some to give away for Christmas too.

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

This is delicious! I made this years ago when it first was printed and it was great! Did again today and once again a big hit!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

What is milk chocolate candy coating?

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

THIS CANDY WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT. IT SEEMED TO HAVE WAY TOO MUCH BUTTER. ???

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

I had never tried to make a candy before, but this was so easy to make and delicious. At room temperature the center is soft enough for us older folks with dentures to eat comfortably. If you prefer a harder center, I suggest cooking a minute longer.

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