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Best Ever 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.

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10 min
Prep Time
03 hrs 40 min
Total Time


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

2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Butter 2 (15x10x1-inch) baking pans; 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 evenly into prepared pans; spread to desired thickness. Sprinkle 1 cup chocolate chips over each pan; let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over candy. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup nuts. Cool at least 3 hours. Break into pieces.

  5. STEP 5

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

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Tip #1

Toasting nuts before adding to a recipe intensifies their flavor. Toast nuts in an ungreased skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. To oven-toast, place in baking pan. Bake at 350°F, 5-7 minutes. Watch closely.

Tip #2

If using an electric stove, don't reduce heat.

Tip #3

Recipe makes 2 1/4 pounds.

Tip #4

Recipe makes 2 1/4 pounds of toffee.

Tip #5

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

Tip #6

- 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 #7

- 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 #8

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Tip #9

- Makes 2 1/4 pounds.

Nutrition (1 candy)

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