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4.87 from 15 votes

English Toffee

A family favorite for generations
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Candy
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: almonds, candy, toffee
Servings: 24
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Tricia


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (226g)
  • 1 cup margarine (226g)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (445g)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup ground almonds


  • Melt butter and margarine in a heavy saucepan. Add the sugar, salt, corn syrup and water.
  • Cook on medium heat (turn down as the mixture starts to darken) stirring constantly until the mixture reaches 310°F (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.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. When multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.2mg