MMMM ! English Toffee !

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This candy is out of this world! A holiday tradition...also freezes well and makes a great gift. Doubles well, too (trust me, you'll need it).


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add sugar, salt and vanilla.
  3. Boil gently several minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Until it reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  4. Arrange 1 cup pecans on 8 inch square pan.
  5. Pour the boiled mixture over top and spread to cover evenly.
  6. Let toffee set up for 15minutes until slightly firm but still VERY warm.
  7. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and allow them to melt completely.
  8. Gently Spread chocolate to cover completely.
  9. Arrange pecan halves over top.
  10. Cool to set.
  11. Drizzle with melted white chocolate and let cool completely.
  12. Break into chunks to serve.


Most Helpful

Great recipe Kitchen Queen! I used a candy thermometer and it took about 20 minutes to reach 300 degrees. I doubled the recipe with no problems. I didn't put my chocolate chips on for about 5 minutes after pouring boiling mixture in my pan, so that the toffee could set up a little. Also roasted my almonds and pecans at 350 degrees for about 6 mintues and made half a batch of each. Put in refrigerator to set. Delicious! DH was very impressed. Thanks again!

Georgeann Dodge December 19, 2009

Wow...this stuff is really good! My mom loves English toffee and I decided to make some for her using this recipe; I am completely inexperienced at making candy, so I was a little concerned that it wouldn't turn out right. I followed the directions exactly except it took a lot longer than 7 minutes to reach 300 degrees on my candy thermometer (about 20 minutes on medium-medium high heat). I used almonds instead of pecans just because of personal preference and it turned out perfect! Thanks for a great recipe!

Manda Leigh December 18, 2007

I thought I rated this recipe! I've been making it since it was posted. I make this every Christmas to give as gifts and everyone loves it. It's so easy to make and looks very pretty. I do make mine a little different. I make the toffee part (sometimes with stick margarine and it's still good) and then spread on melted chocolate. Then I sprinkle slivered almonds over the chocolate. Next, I drizzle with the white chocolate and then drizzle with more chocolate and a few more slivered almonds. It has to look very pretty before I stop these steps. LOL~ I'm making them again for my DS's girlfriend before she heads off to college. Her family loves this toffee! I make a double batch and it turns out great. I do let it sit in the frig overnight to set up nicely. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

Ms. Cooky August 24, 2007

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