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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!

Toffee crunch in a decorative bowl with a lid.



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).

Toffee crunch in a party bag with a white ribbon.

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!

Close up of toffee crunch in a decorative bowl with a lid.

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Easy Toffee Recipe (4 ingredients only!)

5 from 3 votes

The best buttery toffee crunch candy with dark chocolate and almonds. 

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond toffee, toffee recipe
Calories: 205 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 15 servings


Combine in heavy 3-quart Saucepan

Later use

  • 3/4 - 1 cup chopped almonds toasted
  • 1/2 - 1 cup semi-sweet dark or milk chocolate chips


  1. Prep: Butter 15x10 inch sheet pan, or line it with parchment paper, or a silicone mat.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Mix in nuts: Add 1 cup nuts and stir to incorporate.

  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread around with a silicone spatula.

  6. 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.

  7. Cool: Let cool completely, about 3 hours. Break into pieces.

  8. Store in an airtight container, in cool dry place, up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Toffee Recipe (4 ingredients only!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 18g20%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Marina | Let the Baking Begin

Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • Philip Grasso

    Great recipe! It came out perfect. I still cannot figure out where the remaining nuts come from. Recipe calls for 3/4 – 1 cup. 1 cup gets mixed in with the toffee. Remaining gets sprinkled on top…

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  • May

    Hello! Due to health reasons, I cannot eat corn syrup. Can I substitute it with something else?

    Thank you.

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  • Dina

    it looks yummy!

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  • Julia @Vikalinka

    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 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Julia!

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      • Sami

        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!

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        • Let me know when you make them, I’d love to hear how you liked it 🙂

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