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Easy Homemade Toffee

Decadent toffee, the best you'll ever try! Make this delicious candy in no time at all! Toasted almonds, toffee, and chocolate make for the perfect combination!
Course Dessert


  • Deep Non-stick Pan
  • Flat bottomed wooden spoon or rubber spatula that can withstand the heat


  • 1 Cup Butter Salted
  • 1 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 Cup Toasted walnuts or Almonds Chopped



  • Prepare foil or parchment paper covered cookie sheet with at least 1 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
  • Make an oval shape with the nuts and set aside.
  • Place butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a skillet. Cook over medium- high heat.
  • Stir constantly until mixture turns the color of a brown paper sack.
  • Candy will start to smoke when it is ready to pour.
  • Immediately pour the mixture over the nuts on the cookie sheet. (Don't scrape the candy out of the pot, just let it fall out on its own).
  • Spread melted chocolate or sprinkle chocolate chips over toffee. 
  • If using chocolate chips, spread evenly over toffee once they are melted.
  • Garnish the top of the chocolate with your chopped-toasted nuts. *This step is mostly for looks and is optional.
  • Allow the toffee to cool and set up for a few hours before breaking into small chunks. Process can be sped up in a fridge or outside in the cold weather.

How to toast nuts

  • Cover cookie sheet in parchment and spread almonds or walnuts out.
  • Cook at 350 degrees fahrenheit until light brown.
  • Chop in food processor or blender until you have crumbs with a few larger chunks.


Read through the entire recipe and notes so you are prepared before cooking your toffee.
Prep toasted nuts and have them ready to go in an oval shape on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet before cooking the toffee.
The second you see your toffee smoking, remove it from the heat immediately.
Use a nonstick pan with high sides so you don't splash the hot mixture.
NEVER STOP STIRRING! Stir, stir, stir!!