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homemade toffee recipe


  • 1 cup unsalted butter. room temperature will provide the best results
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • pinch salt.
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts. pecans walnuts, almonds…whatever.


  • Cover the bottom of a 9 by 9 pan with aluminum foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray. (To use a cookie sheet double the recipe.)
  • Combine the butter, sugar, and salt in a heavy saucepan. (don't use a cold saucepan...let it warm a bit)
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat…stirring constantly. (don't skip the stirring!) Bring it to a boil gently and continue stirring often (watch out for it sticking)!
  • Cook until it darkens in color about 10-20 minutes. (technically that is 285 degrees…we guess) (Update: My daughter wanted me to mention a trick to know if it's done...
  • If you drop some of the mixture into ice water, wait a bit for it to cool, and it stays hard when you take it out of the water...it's done.)
  • When your butter and sugar mix gets to the right color pour into the pan.
  • Sprinkle the top with the chocolate chips.
  • Leave for a minute to soften. Spread.
  • Put the nuts on top. Push those nuts in a bit so they stick.
  • Pop into the fridge until set.