Grandma's Famous Christmas Almond Butter Toffee

Recipe by Grannie B

This is my Mom's recipe for her favorite Christmas candy to make and give as gifts to friends. Everyone always looked forward to receiving and enjoying her Christmas Toffee!!! My mom was a fabulous cook!!!

Top Review by jedginton

I LOVE butter toffee. I used to buy it every year (and paid a fortune) from the Swiss Colony, but not any more! This recipe is incredible. The toffee melts in your mouth. I used toasted blanched almonds, chopped, in the toffee. and I sprinkled the top of the chocolate lightly with almond floor. Delish! The only thing I'd do differently is cut it into bite-sized pieces and dip them in the chocolate.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups real butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 23 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate candy bars, melted (like Hershey bars)
  • 2 12 cups sliced almonds, toasted
  • 23 cup toasted almond, finely chopped


  1. Melt butter in a heavy 4 quart saucepan. Add sugar syrup and water.
  2. Cook mixture, stirring often to hard crack stage (300F on a candy thermometer and medium golden brown)
  3. Watch carefully after syrup reaches 230F - do not over cook - it will scorch! - do not under cook - it will not be brittle. Test in cold water - it will be of brittle texture.
  4. Quickly stir in the sliced toasted almonds. Turn out on large ungreased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
  5. Melt chocolate in double boiler over hot water.
  6. After candy sets, spread with melted chocolate.
  7. Sprinkle finely chopped almonds over soft chocolate.
  8. Chill entire candy; then break into sizable pieces.

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