English Toffee

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing


about 2 pounds

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. Grease a 15x10x1-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, heat chocolate chips for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until chocolate is melted and smooth. Spread over toffee. Sprinkle with pecans. Let stand until chocolate is set, about 1 hour. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

1 ounce-weight: 206 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.