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English Toffee Recipe
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English Toffee Recipe

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Each Christmas I make several pounds of candy and cookies for friends, neighbors and business associates. This tasty toffee is covered in chocolate and sprinkled with nuts...and it won't stick to your teeth! -Don McVay, Wilsonville, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 cups butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 ounce) equals 206 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, melt the remaining butter. Add the sugar, corn syrup and salt; cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 295° (hard-crack stage). Quickly pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until cool, about 1 hour.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips;stir until smooth. Spread over toffee. Sprinkle with pecans. Let stand for 1 hour Break into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 2 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 in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 ounce) equals 206 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

It was really good! I made it on our electric stove with no problems, and I'm not an expert at making candy! I was even asked for the recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

Gotta try this recipe.. Except, I've gotta a recipe that only uses 3 ingredients, plus nuts and chocolate of your choice.

We decided to share with others this year>> http://rscrapz.com/rSweets/English_Toffee/

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

I have been making this for years! I cut the recipe out of a Taste of Home Magazine years ago. If you follow the directions, it is foolproof. People will think you are a master candy maker!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

Not sure what I keep doing wrong every year but...

This recipe didn't get sugary with the corn syrup but the butter and sugar separated in the last few degrees of cooking. I tried to salvage by adding water without much success. I've cooked over low and med heat. Checked temp on thermometer Don't know what else to do except have someone else make it!!!

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

Delicious! I make toffee every year for my brother's birthday and at Christmas! Always a hit!!!

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