English Toffee

This is one of my most popular posts for the holidays. English Toffee makes a great gift!


I believe homemade gifts are the best kind.  A homemade gift shows that you cared enough to spend your time on it and put a little of yourself into it.  The holidays are a great excuse for making something decadent like English Toffee.  What teacher, coworker, or mail carrier wouldn’t like a gift like this?  Real English toffee calls for dark chocolate, but I prefer milk.  Use whatever chocolate you like.

  • 2 sticks of butter, divided
  • 1 C. superfine sugar
  • 2 T. cold water
  • 1/2 C. chopped raw almonds
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 C. milk chocolate chips

Use one T. of butter to coat a rimmed baking sheet, set aside.  In a heavy bottomed saucepan, bring 14 T. of the butter, all of the sugar, and the water to a boil.  Boil for about ten minutes, stirring constantly.  Use a candy thermometer and boil the mixture until it reads 300…

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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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