This English Toffee is a rich buttery-caramel candy topped with chocolate and nuts and a Christmas tradition in my family.
I love this recipe, rich buttery, with a touch of chocolate and nuts. English toffee really adds to the Christmas dessert table or dessert trays as gifts. I love toffee, really I will take anything that is like caramel. But the texture of this Enlgihs Toffee is spot on, not to hard, yet you still get a crunch with every bite. Don’t worry you won’t break your teeth with this toffee. I think what makes this recipe the best is I use a mix semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips, making the perfect chocolate layer to top the toffee. I typically do this with most of my fudge recipes as well and I always love how it comes out. And not to worry the chocolate does not over power the caramel butter toffee. And friends this is an easy recipe.
While people love presents, this makes the ideal present for families, friends and neighbors. Food prepared by loved ones is always a nice gift, but this toffee will put you on top of their “nice-list”.
- 1 cup butter (real butter only)
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ½ teaspoon salt (I usually omit this if I use salted butter)
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup slivered almonds
In heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, water, and salt.
Cook to hard-crack stage (300°F) stirring constantly and watching carefully.
Immediately pour into slightly buttered 13"x9" pan.
Cool until hard.
Melt chocolate over hot, but not boiling water.
Spread over toffee; sprinkle with almonds, pressing them into chocolate.
Let stand 2-3 hours or chill 30 minutes.
Break into bite-size pieces.
Kids review: They love this! They like how thin it is and that isn’t hard to bite. The pan could be gone within minutes but I break off a few pieces for everyone to try then set aside the rest for friends and family Christmas “cheer” plates.