This Christmas Toffee Recipe is an amazing treat for the Holidays.
I got thinking yesterday, that I was becoming tired of the same old same old for the Holidays. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the classic treats. I was just bored with them and wanted to mix it up again.
I love English Toffee. Like a lot. So I thought, what if made some toffee and then decorated it all Christmas Like!? Christmas Toffee Recipe like? Yes? Well, I did it.
My kids and husband have since deemed me a genius. I however prefer to think of myself as, well.. ok I am a genius. I mean, a Christmas Toffee Recipe? BAM!
Not only did this “Christmas Toffee Recipe” Mix it up, but it tastes AMAZING and looks adorable! Let me tell you, just between you and me.. it was also SUPER flippin easy! Seriously. Easy as Pie! Nope, EASIER than Pie.
We are going to make this again and put them in cute little gift bags and give them as “gifts” to our neighbours. Another good thing is that I didn’t use any nuts. You can virtually top this toffee with whatever you want though. I used some cute sprinkles I bought!
This toffee is the perfect crunchy, sweet treat for everyone! I can’t wait to make it again, and try other variations of candy! Christmas here we come!
Making “candy” can seem daunting. Believe me, It wasn’t so scary. Not with this Christmas Toffee Recipe. There are just a few things you need to know before you make it: Have a bowl with cold water ready beside your pot. Once the mixture starts getting very “Heavy” and “Thick”, you will want to take a small spoonful and drop it in cold water. If the mixture forms a hard crunchy string that cracks apart when dropped in cold water… it’s ready to be transferred into the pan to cool!
Amazing Christmas Toffee Recipe!
- 1 Cup Salted Butter (MUST be butter not margarine or any other substitute)
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 3 TBSP Water
- Holiday Sprinkles of Your Choice
- 1/2 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- In a pot, stir together Water, Butter and Sugar over Medium/High Heat
- Stir Constantly (your arm will fall off but keep going it's worth it.) Cook mixture until it reaches 149 Degrees Celsius or 300 Fahrenheit. If you don't have a candy Thermometer (I CERTAINLY DON'T) you can place a cold bowl of water beside your cooking station and when the mixture is very thick, bubbly and almost all the water is gone from the mixture, drop a small spoonful into the cold water. If the mixture hardens in the cold water and you can crack it in half.. it's ready to be transferred to the pan.) This, I learned after, is called "Hard Crack Stage".
- Transfer Mixture to ungreased 9x13 pan
- Allow to cool and harden.
- Melt Chocolate chips in a pot, over a hot pot of water. Once melted pour on top of the cooled toffee mixture and spread evenly with a spatula.
- Top with Sprinkles and press gently in to the top of the chocolate.
- Put in Fridge to cool for an hour.
- Break into Pieces and serve! Mmmmmm.