Old fashioned chocolate dipped Coffee Pecan Toffee! This makes a great gift! From Better Homes and Gardens. A popular variant of toffee in the US is English toffee, which is a very buttery toffee often made with almonds. It is available in both chewy and hard versions; there is some debate as to which is the traditional English style and which is an Americanized version. A popular presentation of English toffee is covered in chocolate and almond pieces.