Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I get more requests for this candy than any other I make for the holidays. Not sure where I got the recipe because I have been making it so long. This recipe takes alot of stirring but worth every minute.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups nuts, chopped


  1. Combine sugar, butter, water, and vanilla in a medium sauce pan. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly, to hard crack stage (300 degrees). Remove from heat and pour onto a greased cookie sheet. While hot, cover with chocolate chips. Spread when melted. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Break into pieces when cooled.


Most Helpful

Delicious!! This is a wonderful English toffee recipe. I make an English toffee that has been a family favorite for many years, but this recipe is much quicker, easier and very yummy! I used blanched, chopped almonds for the nuts and it turned out perfect. Thank you for sharing this fabulous is definitely a keeper!! **Made for PAC Spring 2013**

Bayhill April 12, 2013

The best English Toffee I have ever had. The only one I will use from now on. Easy and perfect!! Thank You sooo much!!!

Beansy December 29, 2009

Great English Toffee! This is the first time I made it. It was easy and delicious! I posted the pics with the yellow striped plates. Thanks for the recipe!

KristieHerrand December 28, 2009

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