Best Ever Butter Toffee
Butter Toffee

Best Ever Butter Toffee

Butter toffee at its best! This is one of those candy recipes that will be handed down for generations. Use a candy thermometer for best results.

The Story Behind the Recipe
10 min
03 hrs 40 min


2 1/3 cups sugar

2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted

1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Butter 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all ingredients except nuts and chocolate chips in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted.

  3. STEP 3

    Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 25-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 300°F or small amount of mixture dropped into cold water forms hard brittle strands. Stir in 1 cup nuts.

  4. STEP 4

    Pour mixture into prepared pan; spread to desired thickness. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot candy; let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over candy. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool at least 3 hours. Break into pieces.

  5. STEP 5

    Store in container with tight-fitting lid, incool dry place, up to 3 weeks.

Tip #1

- Test your thermometer in boiling water. If the water boils at a temperature other than 212°F, adjust the temperature accordingly.

Tip #2

- If your toffee separates during cooking, carefully and slowly add 1/4 to 1/2 cup hot water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir constantly until mixture goes back together.

Tip #3

- If you prefer a thinner toffee, use two buttered (15x10x1-inch) pans or cookie sheets and pour half of toffee mixture on each; spread to desired thickness.

Tip #4

- Makes 2 1/4 pounds.


9Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
11Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)


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  November 06, 2017

I make this all the time and have never had a bad batch. Have never taken more than 45 mins to reach temp. I place very large pieces in vacuum sealer bags and freeze for MONTHS with absolutely no issues.

— says B
ChallengingA breeze
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  December 21, 2016

MUST have a candy thermometer! Go to recipe every year!

— says Yuri from Kansas City
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