05 May 2010

Toffee Times Two

Didja know there are 2 versions of toffee – one real and one fake?! I’ve made both and I like both, but I have to say the 2nd version is a little easier on the teeth! Now, I can’t take any credit for these recipes, just passing along the info and my culinary stamp of approval :)!


toffee real

  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  1. In a large pan, combine the butter and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Allow to come to a boil, and cook until the mixture becomes the color of a brown paper bag. Stir occasionally.
  2. While the toffee is cooking, cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  3. As soon as the toffee reaches the proper color, pour it onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle the chocolate over the top, and let it set for a minute or two to soften. Spread the chocolate into a thin even layer once it is melted. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate. 
  4. Chill in the fridge until set. Break into pieces and get to servin’!


Have you ever made faux saltine toffee?  Here’s a fun recipe to try that will amaze others when you tell them (if you tell them) how you did it:

saltine toffee


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (10 ounce) package saltine crackers
  • 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat melt butter with brown sugar; bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  3. Arrange crackers (salt side up) on the bottom of a casserole pan/dish. Pour butter mixture over crackers.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over crackers. Bake for another 5 minutes.
One thing I love about both types of toffee is they are made with ingredients you are likely to have on hand in the kitchen!  Gotta love not having to wait for a grocery run to make a sweet goody!

Hugs & Yums, Laurie


  1. i love this and i love whenever you make it!

  2. My mom makes the first kind every christmas, but I think I'd like to try that second one! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ok, I'm absolutely hopeless with toffee - it never sets up right for me. But I'm totally trying the faux toffee.

  4. I've done the cracker one it was great but I learned the hard way NOT to use cheap tinfoil ... it wouldn't come off :)

    Stopping by from TMTT, new follower ;)

  5. Thank you for posting a recipe that doesn't require a thermometer. We moved to 7200 feet and candymaking is a challenge here! Water boils at 170 instead of 210 and that changes the process.

    I'm going to try your method! Thanks!!

  6. I love toffee! It is my go to for gifts for CHRISTmas! :D Than you for sharing your recipe!

  7. Your newest follower stopping by from Crazy Daisy. Love the 1st recipe I will be attempting iy this weekend!

  8. My mom makes something like the first toffee for Christmas each year! It really doesn't get better! Thanks for sharing your version! I am so glad you linked to Tuesday Tastes! I just put the People's Choice Award poll up on my sidebar, when you have a chance, come vote!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy