Have you ever made Homemade Toffee? This is probably our family’s very favorite candy recipe. It is so easy to make and looks so fancy.
This toffee also makes a great gift idea for friends, family and neighbors. I don’t know about you, but it would sure brighten my day if a batch of this suddenly appeared on my doorstep :). But, let’s not waste any more time…here is how you make it!
HOW TO MAKE TOFFEE
It is pretty easy to make toffee. Here are some tips to make toffee that will ensure that it turns out every time.
- Butter: Make sure to use real butter – margarine won’t work for this recipe.
- Saucepan: use a large, heavy bottom saucepan.
- Thermometer: Use a candy thermometer to take the guess work out of knowing when the toffee is done boiling.
- Chocolate: Use quality chocolate on top. I prefer milk chocolate, but you can use semi-sweet, or dark chocolate on top as well.
HOW TO STORE TOFFEE CANDY
You can wrap the pieces individually in waxed paper or plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container. A cookie tin works great. They should be fine for several weeks. If you need them to last longer than that, freeze them. You still need to wrap them and put them in an airtight container even if you are freezing.
CANDY MAKING SUPPLIES
- Candy thermometer
- Pastry brush
- Wooden spoon
- Large bowl
- 9 x 13 Dish
- Hot Pads
- Parchment Paper
HOMEMADE CANDY RECIPES
- 6 Minute Caramels
- Homemade Toffee
- Old Fashioned Divinity
- Pretzel Rolos
- Saltine Cracker Toffee
- Chocolate Dream Balls
- Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites
Here is the recipe for our favorite TOFFEE RECIPE!
Have you ever made Homemade Toffee? This is probably our family’s very favorite candy recipe. It is so easy to make and looks so fancy. It is a great way to impress friends and family who don’t know how easy it actually can be to make on your own.
- 1/2 cup almonds or pecans chopped or toasted (for bottom layer)
- 1 cup butter salted
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
- 3 Tbsp water
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup almonds or pecans chopped or toasted (for top layer)
Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil and sprinkle 1/2 cup of toasted almonds in the pan on the foil.
In heavy saucepan melt butter. Add sugar, corn syrup and water.
Cook and stir over medium heat to 290 degrees using a candy thermometer (soft-crack stage).
Watch carefully and stir, it can burn easily after 280 degrees.
Remove from heat and pour mixture over the nuts in the pan immediately.
Let stand 5 minutes or until firm but still hot.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and let the stand for 2 – 3 minutes.
When softened, spread chocolate over mixture.
Sprinkle the chocolate with nuts. Chill till firm. Break into pieces.
Store tightly covered. Makes about 1 1/2 pounds.
Sharing a video tutorial on how to make our delicious Homemade Toffee below.
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