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Christmas Almond Toffee

After trying a coworker's fabulous toffee, I had to have the recipe! It's now a regular on my Christmas cookie tray. I also entered it at our country fair and received "Best in Show.”—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. + standing
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 pounds


  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 cups butter, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds


  • Grease a 15x10x1-in. pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, melt remaining butter. Add sugar, slivered almonds, water and salt; cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 295° (approaching hard-crack stage). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Quickly pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until cool, about 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; spread over toffee. Refrigerate 45 minutes or until set. Invert onto an ungreased large baking sheet. Melt remaining chips; spread over toffee. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Let stand 1 hour. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container.
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.
Nutrition Facts
1 ounce-weight: 325 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • ebramkamp
    Jan 1, 2018

    This is buttery and rich. I made it for my family's holiday gathering and it disappeared rapidly. Family can be the worst critics so when their mouths are full and they are reaching for seconds you know the recipe is a keeper.

  • bettiedraper
    Dec 18, 2015

    Don't use!! Made 3 recipes,none turned out.wasted time and money

  • Bakeandrun
    Dec 13, 2015

    Use this toffee recipe!

  • jlkharley
    Dec 24, 2014

    I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out all sugary. I used the thermometer and the cracked candy test with water and both passed. What a waste of time and supplies.

  • gloria1960
    Dec 16, 2014

    I am so disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out gooey instead of crunchy. I just hate the wasted time and ingredients. It was suppose to go to someone.

  • carolanne1210
    Dec 8, 2014

    I've been making this toffee for 30 years. It's one of the first things to disappear from my cookie trays. Crunchy, buttery, delicious!

  • sbmom
    Dec 17, 2011

    this toffee has a fabulous flavor! it's also soft so you won't break a tooth. the directions say to use a saucepan, but my saucepan boiled over making a huge mess. a soup sized pot works better. :)

  • lindalu
    Dec 7, 2011

    I liked this recipe as it makes more than most recipes and turned out both times I made it!