Photo: Kiyoshi Togashi; Styling: Sarah Smart
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Yield
Serves 16

We topped our buttery toffee with chopped whole almonds to add extra crunch. If you use other nuts, toast them first.

How to Make It

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring just until combined; bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 325° or until syrup begins to caramelize. Stir in vanilla and salt. Working carefully and quickly, pour sugar mixture onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper; spread to desired thickness. Let toffee stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate over warm toffee; let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate in a thin, even layer over toffee; immediately sprinkle with chopped almonds. Let stand 1 hour or until completely cool. Break toffee into pieces.

Ratings & Reviews

lisawrites's Review

lisawrites
December 22, 2012
This toffee was fast and relatively easy for candy making. The bittersweet chocolate is a perfect topping. Every family member ages 17-86 thought this was delicious and it's gorgeous!