Double Dose English Toffee

 

Typical English toffee is topped with a flurry of chopped nuts, but for an extra boost of decadence, this Double Dose English Toffee was gilded with chopped Heath bars!

Double_Dose_English_ToffeeEnglish toffee is one of the most beloved confections that I share over the holidays. At the last minute I decided to whip up some for a Christmas luncheon with friends; and instead of topping with chopped pecans, I went another route and added Heath bar chunks for this Double Dose English Toffee. Why didn’t I think of this before??? A double dose of toffee is a double dose of deliciousness….and my girlfriends agreed.

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This is the English toffee recipe I’ve been making for years. It took me many attempts over the years to find the right recipe, the right peak temperature and the right technique. I have a few tips for making the perfect toffee on a previous post featuring the classic version. Unless you are a master candy maker, a candy thermometer is imperative. And this recipe takes some patience…don’t be tempted to crank up the heat at the end to hurry things along. Slow and steady is the key to success. One friend gave me the ultimate compliment when a bowl of my toffee was passed around the after lunch. Her mom made toffee each year at the holidays…and mine was the only other toffee she’d tasted that rivaled her dear mother’s version. I think you’ll find it amazing, too.

Double Dose English Toffee

Serves 2½ lbs toffee     adjust servings

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Classic English toffee kicked up a notch with a topping of chopped Heath bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped Heath bars
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cover large baking sheet with silpat or lightly grease with Pam.
  2. Cut butter into pieces and mix with sugar, corn syrup and water. Bring to boil over medium high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Insert candy thermometer and allow to boil, stirring occasionally, until liquid turns amber and temperature reaches 290º. Remove from heat immediately and add vanilla. Stir to combine and pour onto prepared sheet. Use offset spatula to spread over surface.
  3. Allow to cool about a minute, then sprinkle with chocolate. Allow heat to melt chocolate, then smooth out with spatula. Sprinkle with Heath bar chunks and gently pat down so candy adhere to chocolate. Chill for 2 hours, then break into small pieces. Store in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2300kcal Calories from fat 1280
% Daily Value
Total Fat 142g 218%
Saturated Fat 90g 450%
Transfat 4g
Cholesterol 282mg 94%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Carbohydrate 252g 84%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 238g
Protein 14g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Comments

  1. This. Is happening. Today! 🙂
    Thank you Liz!:)

  2. Just yesterday I saw a recipe with toffee and thought that I had to get my hands on a good recipe, since it’s not a common candy sold here. And here it is! Perfect!

  3. MOTHER OF PEARL! I need this toffee. I need this toffee right now! Would it be weird to drive to the grocery store for Heath bars in my pyjamas?

  4. I’ve never made toffee, but I just had some that was amazing. I can’t wait to try this version. Great idea to top with Heath bars!

  5. I really need a candy thermometer. This toffee looks great. My grandmother always made toffee at Christmas time. Definitely a fan of the Heath bar on top.

  6. Double toffee, yum sounds and looks amazing. Its always a lovely compliment when someone compares something of yours to their mothers. I can see why as I love toffee it was always a staple of the sweet table growing up and I can’t wait to give it a go making it at home.

  7. Love English Toffee but I’ve never tried making it at home. This looks amazing and sounds so good ! Pinning to try one day, thanks for sharing Liz 🙂

  8. Toffee is a very special treat at the holidays, we all love it here:@)

  9. Seriously, I thought I couldn’t look anymore at sweets after the holidays, but for these I could still find some space 🙂

  10. Definitely need to make some toffee, the sooner the better. Yours looks delicious, Liz 🙂 ela

  11. Toffee is one of those things I adore, even though it has chocolate on it. Once I take a bite, I can’t get enough of it, especially if it’s made well. Thank you for being willing to share your version. I’ll be sure to be slow and steady with the process.

  12. I love toffee, it is such an amazing flavor!

  13. I love English Toffee–the transformation that sugar undergoes is simply awe inspiring! Yours look wonderful!

  14. I always do a Fool’s toffee but it still isn’t the real thing! In Colorado I always wish I’m given Enstrom’s toffee and then i hide it way back in the fridge! This looks very good!

  15. Toffee is one of my favorite candies (SKOR bars!) but I have never thought of making my own. I need to look into upgrading my glass thermometer.

  16. This is a gorgeous toffee and i love your variation on the traditional. This looks like my heaven. Yum.

  17. this toffee….this toffee ON toffee just….omg….double deliciousnesssssss

  18. I would love a chunk of this right now.

  19. How delicious… but what are chopped ‘health bars’???

  20. I love.
    I want.
    I need.

    Xxxx

  21. We are digging out from 10+ inches of snow and if I had this in my house today it would be gone in a heartbeat! Very tempting Liz!

  22. What? No more candy…it is after the holidays. LOL (Really, though, this looks delicious.)

  23. Mmmm… Delicious! Pinning for later!

  24. Graham Blackall | Glazed & Confused says:

    When in doubt, top toffee with toffee! Your toffee looks so delicious, Liz.
    I never got to have any over Christmas so I’m going to pin this and make some soon. Toffee is my weakness!

  25. If I had to pick only one candy to be able to have for the rest of my life I would always say toffee. Now I’m thinking, it would be your toffee Liz, this looks sensational!

  26. Dear Lizzy, I am such a chocolate LOVER these would not last to make it to the table to serve!
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  27. I love toffee 🙂 But this is a pretty sinful sweet treat 🙂

  28. Hill Country Princess says:

    Sounds delicious!

  29. Yum! I love the addition of the chopped heath bars on this toffee!

  30. This looks delicious Liz, definitely saving! I’ve never made toffee before, I really need to make some asap!!

  31. Oh you tease! I got up this morning and said, “okay, fun’s over, time to eat good things for my body for a while,” and you post this. How can I resist? I can start the day after tomorrow.

  32. Those chocolate toffee are so rich and delish!

  33. Yay for toffee with chocolate! This looks like it would be so good with my coffee!

  34. I love toffee! This looks so delicious.

  35. Ah – I skipped making toffee this year, and now you are making me really sorry that I did – so yummy! This version looks amazing – thanks for the idea!

  36. Oh my Liz, this would be very, very dangerous for me to have around the house…toffee and chocolate are my weakness! I’m tempted to put this on my list to make next Christmas, I really hope I remember to do it.
    You have very fortunate girl friends! XOXO

  37. Candy making is not my forte. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost set the stove on fire when trying. Many…English Toffee is so yummy I would love to make it on my own. I guess I will just have to oogle yours for now though Liz. Thank you so much for sharing…

  38. Double the yummyness! This toffee looks amazing and really like the chocolate on top. Yes candy thermometers can be your best friend, a must.

  39. Oh, I could do a number on these! Toffee times Two = Awesomeness!

  40. these look amazing. I love toffee and especially if it is double dose of toffee!

  41. I could never say no to double toffee, I love this!

  42. A homemade heath bar with pieces of heath bars cooked into them? You’re killing Liz! Heath bars are my most favorite candy bars so this recipe is over the top. I’ll be dreaming about these tonight!

  43. These little toffees would just disappear in my house… love them. : )

  44. Lizzy,
    I wouldn’t mind having some of these right now. I’ve pinned and can’t wait to try it.
    Annamaria

  45. oh Liz you are a genius! toffee is one of my very favorite things, why have I not thought of DOUBLE toffee before?!?!? 🙂 Happy New Year!

  46. Yes to double toffee! I’m pinning so that I can make this as soon as my pesky flu is gone!

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  1. […] Double Dose Toffee : This candy starts with my standard English toffee recipe. I usually make 3 batches to give away to my friends and neighbors. Traditionally, I top with chopped pecans, but this recipe shakes it up and uses chopped Heath bars for a double dose! […]

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