I made candy!! I actually made these ages ago since my sisters were visiting and we were all talking about our childhood love for Almond Roca. Honestly, I had no idea it was even toffee candy until a few years ago. I just knew it was candy and I was absolutely smitten with them.
English toffee recipes seemed straight-forward enough so I decided on the spot that I was going to make some English toffee that day for us to munch on.
I`ll admit, I love Almond Roca, but this toffee stuff really gets into the grits of your teeth! I also read a lot of comments on ways to reduce this from happening. But, that day I just wanted to make some toffee and wasn`t worrying so much about it. Haha!
Thankfully, this recipe was a winner, because the toffee wasn`t sticking to my teeth like Almond Roca or other English toffee barks! Yayyy!! I was so happy when my sisters commented about it, too!
Now, it`s the Holiday season and these would make for some excellent, homemade treats for your family and friends! You can make a batch, break it into pieces, and wrap them in cellophane bags attached with some colorful ribbons. It doesn`t take a long time to make, which is a super bonus for you if you`re gifting other homemade goodies.
I topped my toffee with some roughly chopped roasted pecans. But, this is really for you to decide! You can add pistachios, almonds, sea salt, etc! I even added broken pieces of Oreo cookies and they were bomb. (How can you go wrong with Oreos, right?)
Adapted: Taste of Home | Yields: ~25-32 servings | Level: Easy | Total Time: 40 minutes
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Pecans, various nuts, sea salt, etc
1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large, heavy bottom saucepan, melt the butter.
3. Add the sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt.
4. Cook and stir over medium heat (7-8 minutes), until toffee turns almond color.
5. Quickly stir in vanilla extract. Continue stirring until it turns a dark amber color.
6. Remove from heat and pour onto prepared baking sheet.
7. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of toffee. Let it sit for about 3 minutes.
8. Using an offset spatula, spread melted chocolate.
9. Sprinkle with crushed pecans, Oreos, or sea salt.
10. Break into pieces.
*Notes:My baking sheet was a half sheet size. I spread the toffee pretty thinly. Toffee + chocolate was about 1cm. You can making a thicker toffee layer, but serving size will decrease.