English Toffee

English Toffee

There’s something special about homemade sweets. The fresh, rich flavours of butter and chocolate, combined with the crunch of pecans, are far superior to anything store-bought. English Toffee makes a great gift. Wrapped in a pretty box or tin, it’s a personal and thoughtful treat for friends and family.


  • 2 cups unsalted butter (452g, 1lb)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (340g, 1 bag semi-sweet or chopped chocolate)
  • 1 cup pecans (finely chopped)

Method of preparation:

Line a large baking sheet with baking paper.

Combine the butter, sugar and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is a deep amber colour and a candy thermometer registers 300°F (150°C), the hard crack stage.

When the toffee has reached the hard-crack stage, pour it onto the prepared baking tray and spread it evenly.

Leave the toffee to cool slightly. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top. The heat from the toffee will melt the chocolate. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the toffee.

Sprinkle the finely chopped pecans over the melted chocolate.

Allow the toffee to cool completely. When it has set, break it into pieces.

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