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Nutty English Butter Toffee
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Nutty English Butter Toffee

Nutty English Butter Toffee is an addictive, layered, candy treat that is a hit, every time you serve it! A little toffee, nuts and chocolate in every bite!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almonds, best dessert, candy, chocolate, nuts, pecans, toffee, treat, walnuts

Equipment

  • saucepan
  • 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 inch cake pan

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup almonds, pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup butter, unsalted or 2 sticks
  • 1 cup sugar -
  • ¼ cup water -
  • ½ teaspoon salt -
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla -
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • butter for greasing

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread your almonds, pecans or walnuts out on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake to toast the nuts until they are a light brown color, about 5 minutes.
  • Chop your nuts if desired.
  • Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan with tinfoil. Lightly grease the foil with butter and set aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed saucepan combine sugar, butter, water and salt. Clip your candy thermometer to the side of your saucepan.
  • Over medium to medium-high heat bring the sugar mixture to a boil, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes stop stirring and just adjust and shake the saucepan occasionally to redistribute the heat.
  • The mixture will eventually turn an amber color in less than 10 minutes.
  • Then the mixture will darken even more. Continue to cook until your thermometer reaches just over 300 degrees. The mixture will be hard and cracked. Less than 5 more minutes.
  • Remove your saucepan from the heat and add your vanilla. Stir until incorporated.
  • Carefully pour the hot mixture into your prepared pan. Allow to cool for 30 minutes on your counter. The hot mixture should be hard.
  • In a heavy bottomed saucepan, over low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and then the chocolate.
  • Do this very slowly and add milk.
  • Stir until combined and pour on top of hard first layer. Use a spatula to spread chocolate around evenly.
  • Immediately sprinkle the chocolate with baked nuts.
  • Place in your refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and break into pieces.
  • Serve and enjoy!