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3 from 1 vote

English Toffee

A family favorite for generations
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Candy
Author: Tricia


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup ground almonds


  • Melt butter and margarine in a heavy saucepan. Add the sugar, corn syrup and water.
  • Cook on medium heat (turn down as the mixture starts to darken) stirring constantly until the mixture reaches 310 degrees (hard crack stage).
  • Once the mixture starts to turn a light caramel color, start turning down the heat to prevent it from scorching or turning dark too fast.
  • Pour into a lightly buttered pan approximately 10" x 15". Once slightly set but still very hot, sprinkle milk chocolate chips over the toffee. When the chocolate chips are soft, spread evenly on top of the candy.
  • Sprinkle with ground almonds. Cool and break into bite size pieces.
  • Store in an airtight container


Substitute pecans or walnuts for the almonds if you prefer.
Dark chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips are also great for this recipe.