Contest-Winning Hazelnut Toffee
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing
Makesabout 1-3/4 pounds
- 2 teaspoons plus 1 cup butter, divided
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
- 2 cups (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
- Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil; coat the foil with cooking spray and set aside. Butter the sides of a large heavy saucepan with 2 teaspoons butter. Cube remaining butter; place in pan. Add the sugar, water and corn syrup. Cook and stir until mixture turns golden brown and a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard crack stage).
- Remove from the heat; stir in hazelnuts. Pour into prepared pan without scraping; spread evenly. Let stand at room temperature until cool, about 1 hour.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread evenly over toffee. Sprinkle with hazelnuts, pressing down gently. Let stand for 1 hour.
- Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in the refrigerator.
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 piece: 197 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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Mar 15, 2019
The recipe should read 12 oz of the chocolate total. The stated 2 cups (12 oz each) is WAY too much chocolate. Other than that, it's a great recipe. I used almonds.
Sep 29, 2016
Dec 17, 2014
I've make this toffee every Christmas. It's by far the most requested candy I make!
Nov 26, 2012
I did not grease my pan first, so this came out hard as a rock. My friend gave me a very similar recipe (without the hazelnuts and corn syrup), so I have no doubt this is very good. Tomorrow, when I go to the store and buy more butter, I'm going to try this again. I could not find my friend's recipe, so this was a great alternative. Again, my fault for not greasing the pan and I'm sure it is a great recipe. Thank you! I plan on making it for Christmas gifts.
Dec 22, 2007
recipe is typed incorrectly it should read as:In a microwave-safe bowl, melt thechocolate chips. Spread evenly over toffee. Sprinkle with hazelnuts, pressing down gently. Let stand for 1 hour. Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in the refrigerator.