Tuesday, February 2, 2010

English Toffee

English Toffee...yum. I have a certain brother in law that would do just about anything for the wonderful Christmas time treat. I think it is a shame it is a one time a year deal. It is so easy and so yummy! I think this year I am going to make a batch to share with my girl friends for Valentines. I am giving you the recipe now so you can make a practice batch before Valentines!

English Toffee
1 cup sugar
2 sticks butter
3 tbsp water
about 1 cup chocolate chips
about 1/2 cup chopped almonds

This moves fast folks so have everything unwrapped prepped and measured like Paula Deen :) Put a large saucepan on high heat. Warm your sugar in the pan for about 30 seconds. Add the water and stir till wet. Add the butter. Stir until the color of toffee (a light copper penny color). It will bubble and fuss and then you will see it start to darken (about 7 minutes). You will want to stir it every so often and constantly towards the end. Pour on a silpat lined sheet (or a heavily greased pan if you don't have a silpat....but you REALLY need silpat if you don't have it :). After 30 seconds sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let sit for 2 minutes then spread the chocolate. Sprinkle with chopped almonds (I kinds press them into the chocolate so they don't fall off). Let sit for about another hour (at least) then crack into pieces.


  1. Are you kidding me!? Seriously! This looks soooooooo good!! I completely {HEART} English Toffee! YUMMM!! Hope I get a chunk!

  2. Even the "try to avoid sugar" parts of your family cannot resist this wonderful toffee. You are the greatest.

  3. ...and I have had a few versions of English toffee in my day but this is the best. I avoid sugar until I'm around this stuff