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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Easy to Make Toffee, no candy thermometer needed!

Do you want to make candy? But think that making candy is really hard? Well, so did I until I found this recipe for Easy to Make Toffee! You will love it, and so will everyone you share it with! Let's make Toffee, shall we?


During World War II my grandmother made candy. She knew that with sugar rationing, candy making would be a nice little cottage industry, that she could make money with and help support the family. I remember seeing a cookbook just for candy at her house one day, and she told me about her little candy-making venture. 

First off, anyone having a cookbook just for candy is a great person to have as a Grandmother! But it all started to make sense to me. A homemade household makes for a happy home. Sure she could have just gone to the store for candy to give us when we visited, but she didn't. And because she did not, I got a loving lesson about my own heritage. 


But there was just one problem, I was afraid of the whole soft-ball stage, the brittle threads in the cold water stage, and most of all the candy thermometer! Yep, I was a candy baby...and fortunately, I found this recipe and started taking back my candy-making fears. So yes, let's make Toffee, shall we? because the hardest part of this recipe is waiting for it to cool!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • walnuts
  • butter
  • brown sugar, you can make your own, recipe here.
  • chocolate chips
You will also need the following:
  • small baking pan or spring-form pan
  • foil
  • large saucepan - to prevent splatters of hot candy mixture!
  • stirring spoon
  • measuring cups
Now we are ready to begin!

Perfect for gift giving, Easy to Make Toffee
Easy to Make Toffee

Easy to Make Toffee!
adapted http://whichname.blogspot.com/

1/2 c butter
3/4 c brown sugar
1 c largely broken walnut pieces (between 1/4 - 1/2 inch in size)
1/2 c chocolate chips

Butter (or spray with Pam) the bottom and sides of an 8" pan, scatter walnuts over the bottom. Note: for gift-giving, prepare a spring-form pan. Cover in foil, then butter the foil. Scatter the walnut pieces over the bottom of the pan.


Easy to Make Toffee


Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat, add the brown sugar. Over medium heat, cook stirring constantly while the mixture boils for 6-7 minutes. Depending upon your stove you may need to adjust the burner as you cook to avoid burning the butter/sugar mixture. 


Easy to Make Toffee

Pour cooked toffee mixture evenly over the walnuts, rotate the pan gently for the Toffee to into the corners of a square pan. 


Easy to Make Toffee

Sprinkle with the chocolate chips, let sit one minute, spread chocolate to cover the entire surface.

When cool, break into pieces. 


For gift-giving, I like to present Easy to Make Toffee whole and let them break it before enjoying it. Remove the candy still encased in the foil from the spring-form pan, and gift wrap as desired.


Storage options for Easy to Make Toffee. Store covered at room temperature until gone! Candy never seems to go bad!


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Easy to Make Toffee has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Easy to Make Toffee!
adapted http://whichname.blogspot.com/

1/2 c butter
3/4 c brown sugar
1 c largely broken walnut pieces (between 1/4 - 1/2 inch in size)
1/2 c chocolate chips

Butter (or spray with Pam) the bottom and sides of an 8" pan, scatter walnuts over the bottom. Note: for gift-giving, prepare a spring-form pan. Cover in foil, then butter the foil. Scatter the walnut pieces over the bottom of the pan.

Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat, add the brown sugar. Over medium heat, cook stirring constantly while the mixture boils for 6-7 minutes. Depending upon your stove you may need to adjust the burner as you cook to avoid burning the butter/sugar mixture. 

Pour cooked toffee mixture evenly over the walnuts, rotate the pan gently for the Toffee to into the corners of a square pan. 

Sprinkle with the chocolate chips, let sit one minute, spread chocolate to cover the entire surface.

When cool, break into pieces. 


For gift-giving, I like to present Easy to Make Toffee whole and let them break it before enjoying it. Remove the candy still encased in the foil from the spring-form pan, and gift wrap as desired.


Storage options for Easy to Make Toffee. Store covered at room temperature until gone! Candy never seems to go bad!

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  1. Woo hoo! What a great treat! Yum!!!

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  2. That sounds easy and tasty. - Margy

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    1. With my limited candy making skills, this one is a keeper! Thanks for stopping by!

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