English Toffee

An easy candy favorite at Christmas time.

Ready In: 25 mins

Yields: 1 pound


  • 1  cup butter (only real butter can be used in this recipe)
  • 1  cup sugar
  • 14 cup water
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 3  semi-sweet chocolate baking squares or 12 cup chocolate chips
  • 1  cup  coarsely broken pecans


  1. In heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, water, and salt.
  2. Cook to hard-crack stage (300°F) stirring with a WOODEN SPOON constantly and watching carefully. Do not try a plastic spoon, it will melt into your delicious candy!
  3. Immediately pour into ungreased 13"x9" pan.
  4. Cool until hard.
  5. Melt chocolate over hot, but not boiling water.
  6. Spread over toffee; sprinkle with nuts, pressing them into chocolate.
  7. Let stand 2-3 hours or chill 30 minutes.
  8. Break into bite-size pieces.
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