Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is the simplest toffee recipe ever. I love it because it only takes 4 ingredients that I always have around the house. Follow a few easy steps and voila--instant gratification! This recipe makes great Holiday gifts for the neighbors (they'll think you slaved over a hot stove all day, but the truth will be our little secret!).
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 lb unsalted butter
- 1 (12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (pick your favorite)
- Melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Stir in the sugar.
- Stir constantly until the toffee mixture turns a lovely caramel color. (You don't necessarily need a candy thermometer, but if you want to use one, the mixture is at around 280-300°F at this point).
- You can add the nuts now, or wait and sprinkle them on top of the chocolate.
- Carefully pour the hot toffee onto a large cookie sheet (a rimmed cookie sheet or you'll coat your counter with hot toffee) that's been lightly coated with cooking spray.
- After a few minutes, when the toffee begins to set up but is still hot, sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
- Once melted, spread out the chocolate to evenly coat the toffee. If you didn't already mix in the nuts, sprinkle them on top of the still warm chocolate -- or mix the nuts in AND sprinkle them on top, knock yourself out.
- Once the toffee is completely cooled, you can break it up into bite size pieces.
This was not edible. After 4 hours it is still mushy and tastes like butter and sugar. I'm not sure what went wrong but I can't afford to waste these type of ingredients again. I wanted so much for it to work!
Yummy!! Very easy. People love this as gifts