Dining By Debbie

Moms English Toffee Recipe

This is a recipe from my mother. Is there anything better than a recipe that is handed down through the generations? What sweet memories.

english toffee

English Toffee Recipe

Serves 1 lb.
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Dessert Recipes
Misc Serve Cold
Occasion Christmas
By author Deborah Iverson


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • dash salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 5oz Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao, melted
  • 2oz White Chocolate, melted
  • 3/4 cups walnuts, chopped fine


Step 1
Add butter, sugar, salt, water and almond flavoring to heavy pan on medium high heat.
Stir constantly until color resembles a paper bag. Cook until color of brown paper bag (about 10 minutes), Using a candy thermometer 270° to 290°.
Step 2
Pour onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly. Let cool.
Step 3
Melt half of chocolate using double broiler. Spread over toffee. Sprinkle with half of walnuts. Let set for several hours or overnight.
Step 4
Turn over gently. Melt remaining chocolate again with double broiler. Evenly spread over toffee. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts. Let set overnight or several hours.
Step 5
Break in pieces. Store in airtight container.

German Chocolate mini pie 2

Can be eaten as candy or used as garnish on so many things. I use it on my Mini German Chocolate Pie.


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