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Terrific Toffee Recipe

Terrific Toffee Recipe

"This candy is one of those must-make treats my family requests at Christmas," says Carol Gillespie of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. "The buttery toffee, rich chocolate and crunchy nuts are a triple treat. Everyone who tries a piece asks for more."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing YIELD:30 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped almonds, toasted, divided


  • 1. Butter a large baking sheet with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a small bowl, combine semisweet and milk chocolate chips; set aside.
  • 2. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reaches 290° (soft-crack stage). Remove from the heat; stir in 1 cup almonds. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheet.
  • 3. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; spread with a knife when melted. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Let stand until set, about 1 hour.
  • 4. Break into 2-in. pieces. Store in an airtight container. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce-weight: 187 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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pbirch User ID: 1054448 238576
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"Love this recipe. I don't use nuts per family requests. Does none know how long it can be stored. I usually make at least 10 different deserts on Christmas eve but would like to f ET some done ahead of time this year. Thans, Patty"

RhondaRisinger User ID: 8154959 214721
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"This is wonderful toffee. The first time I made it I used unsalted butter. Bad choice. It needs the salt to have the correct texture. Made again with salted butter and had no problems. I pressed the almonds into the chocolate so they would stick better."

izzybloom User ID: 1443330 33238
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"toffee is excellent! only problem I had is the chocolate topping breaking off when I broke it into pieces. any suggestions as to what I did wrong?"

iluvcookies User ID: 3582885 90161
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"I have made this recipe four times and it is delicious. The only problem I had was the toffee would crumble sometimes. Not sure why. Too much butter maybe but that's my fault. Overall a great recipe."

simplygrreat User ID: 1816390 204602
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"I made this recipe this past weekend to be included on our annual Christmas trays. It is EXCELLENT! The best toffee I have ever tasted. I have never made toffee before and had never used a candy thermometer before. I had no problems or issues. I will be making the toffee again this weekend to give as gifts to co-workers. Thanks so much for sharing!"

Muskegon1999 User ID: 6902615 39454
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"If you or someone you love are a toffee lover like me this is a must have in your recipe box."

pureclm User ID: 5518800 100634
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I make this a few times a year and everyone always loves it. Aside from a few candy making issues (the mixture separating) I think I have finally got it perfect. I alos have a lot of fun playing around with toppings."

damoida User ID: 5290211 39390
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Great recipe. Everyone loved it!!"

sanightingale User ID: 6050503 33534
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"I have made this recipe every Christmas for the past 3 years. My family loves it! It is so easy and fast to make."

YahYee User ID: 6346370 81786
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"Wow! This is the best toffee we have ever made. My husband loved it and so did our neighbors. I will make this again and again."

4fizzys User ID: 4505547 204601
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"This was my 1st attempt at making any kind of candy. It was so easy & turned out perfect. I used the mini chocolate chips & didn't even have to spread them out. I ended up making 4 more batches that same week for work, scouts family & friends... everyone loved it. Thanks."

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