I have tried many, many toffee recipes over the years. Quite a few of them have been complete failures (and I have a funny feeling it wasn’t the recipe).
Luckily, I’ve learned a few things from my mistakes, and I’ve also found a tried and true toffee recipe, which helps make up for any “human error.” This really is the Best Toffee Ever, and it’s perfect for sharing with family and friends this holiday season!
- Use a large, heavy, pot. This is definitely one of those times it’s best to follow the advice of Julia Child and “always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.”
- Melt butter and sugar over medium-high heat, whisking the WHOLE time (the constant whisking is very important).
- Bring your toffee to a steady, but NOT rolling boil, at about medium heat, and continue to stir constantly.
- When your thermometer says 285 degrees, drop a bit of toffee into some ice water…it should be brittle. If so, it’s done!
That’s it! You’re ready to make some delicious toffee. It really is worth all that whisking and stirring!
Best Toffee Ever
Old fashioned toffee with chocolate and chopped nuts.
- 2 cups butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped almonds (optional but recommended, toast almonds before adding to toffee)
- Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and salt. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly until the butter is melted. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture has reached 285 degrees F (137 degrees C).
- Remove toffee from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. (If desired, you can sprinkle some of the nuts on the baking sheet before pouring on the toffee).
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top, and let chocolate soften for a few minutes. Spread the chocolate into a thin even layer. Sprinkle with chopped almonds.
- Refrigerate until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.
Be sure to save this toffee recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.
Never miss a Let’s Dish Recipe:
If you love this recipe, you might also like:
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from allrecipes.com