Aunt Rose’s Fantastic Butter Toffee
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
Makesabout 2 lbs
- 2 cups unblanched whole almonds
- 11 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup butter, cubed
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a shallow baking pan, toast almonds until golden brown, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool. Pulse chocolate in a food processor until finely ground (do not overprocess); transfer to a bowl. Pulse almonds in food processor until coarsely chopped. Sprinkle 1 cup almonds over bottom of a greased 15x10x1-in. pan. Sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate.
- In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar and water. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 290° (soft-crack stage), stirring occasionally.
- Immediately pour mixture over almonds and chocolate in pan. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate and almonds. Refrigerate until set; break into pieces.
Test Kitchen Tips
Editor's NoteWe 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.
Nutrition Facts1 ounce: 177 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Jan 28, 2018
This recipe is perfect the way it is written. I've made at least two batches each year at Christmas for many years and have gotten many requests for the recipe. Excellent!
Dec 21, 2017
I have made this Every year for around thirty years. Only difference, my recipe uses 1/2 cup water and 2 tbsp. White corn syrup. Temperature is critical. I have always pored the toffee, the sprinkled chocolate chips on to, until softened, then spread the chocolate around and sprinkled the sliced almonds on top. Next year I may try this method, would probably work very well. Can’t say how great this is.
Dec 21, 2017
I was going to answer AuntRoux but her question was way back in 2010! ;)But for anyone else interested you can make toffee with any nut you please, or none at all!I, myself, prefer walnuts or pecans.
Dec 5, 2017
This was delicious. Best of all, I didn't have to run out to the store to buy any special ingredients.
Dec 5, 2016
This has been my go-to candy recipe for Christmas for several years now. It is easy to make and so good you could sell it at a premium price! My guests crave it and you cannot eat just one piece. If you are making candy for the holidays, you must include this!
Sep 20, 2010
Wonderful recipe, but I was wondering if it could be made with other nuts like pecan, walnuts, macadamia, etc.Looks beautiful in that jar, and a perfect recipe for the Holidays.Thanks to all who respond!
Jan 5, 2010
I make this by the batches at Christmas time and give it as gifts. Everyone asks for the recipe. It is by far the best candy I have ever made!
Dec 27, 2009
This is the best! I have given it for gifts several times and always have rave reviews. It is very easy to make. I like to make it in a 9x13 pan for a little thicker toffee, but that is just my personal preference. Thank you Aunt Rose wherever you are.
Dec 15, 2009
This is wonderful. I had a little problem with trying to get it to cover the pan...guess it is not enough to cover but still wonderful.
Nov 18, 2009
This toffee is not only wonderful to eat, it isn't even difficult to make. I have taken to the state fair in Nebraska several times and never failed to come home with a ribbon!