Ghirardelli English Toffee

READY IN: 2hrs
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Recipe by ThatSouthernBelle

From Ghirardelli's web site. Toffee is the best!

Top Review by Lilysgarden

I use this recipe every year, I add the pretzel chips to the pan before I pour the toffee, this add a new crunch and salty flavor. I top with toasted buttered almonds. I make for gifts and profit.i triple the recipe and pour onto a sheet pan. I expediate the process by putting in my freezer to set up while still in the pan. Great recipe, great chocolate, makes for wonderful presents.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Toast the chopped pecans on a baking sheet in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. With heavy-duty aluminum foil, form a 10-inch square shell with 1-inch high sides.
  4. Place the foil shell on a baking sheet, and set aside.
  5. In a heavy saucepan, cook the butter, sugar, water, and salt over medium heat until the temperature reaches 305F (hard-crack stage), stirring occasionally (watch closely after it reaches 290F because the temperature will increase rapidly).
  6. When the mixture becomes dark golden brown, immediately remove the pan from the heat.
  7. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  8. Pour the mixture into the foil shell. It will spread but may not reach the edges of the square.
  9. Cool at room temperature for 45 minutes, or until hard.
  10. Melt the chocolate according to instructions on the side of package. Spread melted chocolate over the cooled toffee, and sprinkle with the pecans, pressing lightly to set pecans into chocolate.
  11. Let set at room temperature 1 hour, or until the chocolate is set.
  12. Break toffee into pieces. Store covered at room temperature for up to 1 month.

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