4 Ingredient Toffee Crunch Recipe
Buttery, crunchy with chocolate and nuts this toffee recipe is the perfect addition to a cookie box or just a nice treat to share. Made with just a few ingredients and a few simple steps you’ll love making this toffee recipe as much as you’ll enjoy eating it!
Nicely stacked in a bag, and adorned with a ribbon your toffee just might be the most delicious gift they get this Holiday Season!
I remember during our dating days, my husband and I would often go to the mall. Our tradition was to stop by popular chocolate candy shop and grab a chocolate or two, followed by a run to the coffee shop and enjoy them together. One of the chocolates was always their Toffee-ette cups (2 toffee bites).
Now we have kids and don’t go out as much, so I couldn’t help but remember about our dating tradition as I was making my own Toffee Crunch bites.
This Toffee Crunch is probably the easiest candy that one could make with no special equipment (other than, may be the thermometer). Read on, and you be the judge!
Try these other Candy recipes:
- White Chocolate Coconut Candy – A copycat recipe of Raffaello chocolates.
- Lemon Truffles – Simple lemon candies.
Easy Toffee Recipe (4 ingredients only!)
The best buttery toffee crunch candy with dark chocolate and almonds.
Combine in heavy 3-quart Saucepan
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter cubed or melted
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 Tbsp light corn syrup or glucose (optional, but it helps to prevent crystalization)
- 3/4 - 1 cup chopped almonds toasted
- 1/2 - 1 cup semi-sweet dark or milk chocolate chips
Prep: Butter 15x10 inch sheet pan, or line it with parchment paper, or a silicone mat.
Mix the ingredients for the toffee: Combine 1 cup sugar, 3 tbsp water, 1 Tbsp corn syrup and 1 cups butter in a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking until the butter is completely melted and fully incorporated.
Cook until caramelized: Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for another 25-40 minutes until the mixture is a golden caramel color. The thermometer should register 300°F or ‘hard crack’ stage.
An easy way to test if it’s at ‘hard crack’ stage, drop a small amount of caramel into cold water, if it forms hard brittle strands, it’s done.
Mix in nuts: Add 1 cup nuts and stir to incorporate.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread around with a silicone spatula.
Add toppings: Wait 5 minutes and sprinkle the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for another 5 minutes, then spread the now melted chocolate with a spoon. Sprinkle with remaining chopped nuts.
Cool: Let cool completely, about 3 hours. Break into pieces.
Store in an airtight container, in cool dry place, up to 3 weeks.
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Hello! Due to health reasons, I cannot eat corn syrup. Can I substitute it with something else?
it looks yummy!
Yum!! I love treats that only have a few ingredients and such a great idea for homemade Christmas gifts. Beautiful pictures too, Marina, they make me want reach through the screen and grab one 🙂
Thanks so much Julia!
Julia I completely agree about loving treats with only a few simple ingredients. The terrific flavor doesn’t get lost or covered up by a bunch of stuff. I can’t wait to make these for V-day!
Let me know when you make them, I’d love to hear how you liked it 🙂