Old Fashioned Macintosh Toffee

READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by Chef Dee

This is the best toffee I have ever tasted. It is a popular item at the Christmas Farmer's Market here,with just 4 ingredients it's easy to make. We prefer to decrease the cooking time slightly for a softer toffee.

Top Review by polarpegs

Just made this for Christmas baking. Was very good. I wanted a soft and chewy toffee like Mackintosh toffee I grew up with, so after reading reviews I decided to test my toffee as I was cooking I dropped a bit in water every so often and used a brand new candy thermometer. When it got to 240 degrees it was just perfect. My daughter and I agree. It wasn't quite as flavourful as I would like and next time I may add some vanilla extract or some butterscotch flavoring just to boost the flavor a bit but all in all, this recipe is going in my book of go to recipes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease an 8" cake pan.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, soften the butter.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  5. Candy thermometer should reach 260 degrees or hard ball.
  6. Stir constantly as it will stick to the pan easily.
  7. Pour into pan quickly and cool.
  8. You may make a softer toffee by decreasing cooking time slightly.

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