Toffee Nuts

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by katew

A Donna Hay recipe

Top Review by MaryMc

Not sure if I did something wrong, but these didn't turn out at all like I'd hoped. I was looking for a crunchy hard coating on the nuts--what I got was a runny caramel sauce with big lump of chewy crystals. The part of the instructions where it says "spoon over pound cake" makes me think maybe it was supposed to be a sauce--but that still doesn't explain the hard, chewy blob. Still, I'm not giving it a star rating because the problem may have been either my incorrect expectations or my incorrect technique.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 12 cup water
  • 20 g butter
  • 12 cup pouring cream
  • 1 cup mixed nuts like almonds, walnuts and pecans


  1. Place sugar and water In small pot over medium heat.
  2. Stir to dissolve sugar, bring to the boil.
  3. Cook 8 - 10 minutes or till dark golden.
  4. Remove from heat, carefully add butter and cream.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Add nuts and stir.
  7. Spoon immediately over a pound cake and serve.

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