Melt In Your Mouth Toffee

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee – Irresistible, buttery, ADDICTIVE, and just melts in your mouth!! EASY and perfect for holiday parties, gift-giving, or cookie exchanges!!

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee - Irresistible, buttery, ADDICTIVE, and just melts in your mouth!! EASY and perfect for holiday parties, gift-giving, or cookie exchanges!!

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love toffee and this toffee is irresistible, addictive, and it melts in your mouth, hence the recipe title.

It’s perfect for the holiday season to give at cookie exchanges, as a hostess gift, or to set it out at parties you’re hosting. People won’t be able to keep their hands off of it.

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee - Irresistible, buttery, ADDICTIVE, and just melts in your mouth!! EASY and perfect for holiday parties, gift-giving, or cookie exchanges!!

It’s a gentle adaptation of an Allrecipes recipe and made with just a handful of ingredients that I got delivered directly to my door courtesy of AmazonFresh. Here’s the list of ingredients.

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And then I utilized the new AmazonFresh “Ingredients to Cart” capability on the AllRecipes website to order my groceries from AmazonFresh with the click of a mouse. Everything showed up on my doorstep when I scheduled it to arrive.

How convenient is that – especially during the holiday season when everyone is so busy, parking lots are crazy, and anything I can do to save time is a bonus.

More time together with friend and family, less time shopping. A win-win.

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee - Irresistible, buttery, ADDICTIVE, and just melts in your mouth!! EASY and perfect for holiday parties, gift-giving, or cookie exchanges!!

The toffee is easy but with any kind of candy-making, being precise while you’re making it is essential to a successful result. You will need a candy thermometer. I prefer a clip-on digital style available on Amazon, but any kind will do.

I have other toffee recipes that don’t require a thermometer and if you’re looking for one of those – try this one or this one – which are the first two in the Related Recipes below.

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee - Irresistible, buttery, ADDICTIVE, and just melts in your mouth!! EASY and perfect for holiday parties, gift-giving, or cookie exchanges!!

Toffee Tips

After the butter, sugars, and salt have come to a boil, don’t stir. I know it’s tempting but displaced sugar molecules due to stirring can stick to the sides of the pan and cause graininess or crystallization in the finished toffee.

It’s best to let the mixture come up to the 290-300F range over medium-low heat so that the bottom doesn’t scorch. Don’t rush it, it’ll take about 20 to 25 minutes, maybe longer.

At 290F, the toffee is not as hard as it is at 300F when you’re officially in the ‘hard crack’ range of candy making. I prefer it more towards the 290F range but if you like some snappier toffee, then go to 300F.

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee - Irresistible, buttery, ADDICTIVE, and just melts in your mouth!! EASY and perfect for holiday parties, gift-giving, or cookie exchanges!!

I prefer semi-sweet chocolate rather to milk chocolate, but use your favorite.

If your chocolate chips are resistant to melting which can happen with some brands because of the stabilizers in them (or if you wait too long before adding them to the toffee), place the baking sheet in a 300F oven for a couple of minutes until the chocolate chips can be spread smooth.

I made 4 different versions from one batch: pecans and flaked sea salt; flaked sea salt, holiday sprinkles, and plain. For parties it’s nice to be able to give the “I don’t like nuts” people something without nuts, the “I love salt with my chocolate” people (me!) some sea salt, and holiday sprinkles are a universal day-brightener.

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee - Irresistible, buttery, ADDICTIVE, and just melts in your mouth!! EASY and perfect for holiday parties, gift-giving, or cookie exchanges!!Store the toffee at cool room temperature.

If it’s a humid day, i.e. snowing or raining especially, don’t make it and wait until it’s a dry day. Candy makers know that humidity and candy-making don’t mix and the toffee may not turn out properly.

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee - Irresistible, buttery, ADDICTIVE, and just melts in your mouth!! EASY and perfect for holiday parties, gift-giving, or cookie exchanges!!

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee – Irresistible, buttery, ADDICTIVE, and just melts in your mouth!! EASY and perfect for holiday parties, gift-giving, or cookie exchanges!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound unsalted butter (4 sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet, use milk chocolate if preferred)
  • 1/2 to 1+ cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional and to taste
  • sea salt flakes, optional for sprinkling
  • holiday sprinkles, optional

Directions:

  1. Line a 9×13-inch pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. If you have a clip-on candy thermometer, attach it to a heavy, high-sided saucepan. (If your thermometer doesn’t clip, that’s okay.)
  3. Add the butter, sugars, salt, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils. After it boils, don’t stir.
  4. Boil mixture until the ‘hard crack’ stage, 290-300F, without stirring (stirring can cause the finished toffee to become grainy or crystallize). It will probably take 20-25-ish minutes to come up to temperature if you’re cooking over a true medium-low. At 290-300F, remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Cautiously stir in the vanilla (it will bubble up).
  6. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and let it sit for about 5 minutes before evenly sprinkling the chocolate chips over the toffee. Tip – Add one chip and if it sinks into the toffee, wait another few minutes before adding the chips.
  7. Cover the pan with foil for about 5 minutes, remove the foil, and spread the chocolate chips smooth with a spatula or off-set knife. Tip – If you chips have not melted (some brands are more resistant to others to melting and/or your toffee may have taken awhile to set up), put the pan in a 300F oven for a few minutes, or just until chips can be spread smooth.
  8. Optionally sprinkle with nuts, sea salt, sprinkles, etc., to taste. For this batch, I used pecans with sea salt, sea salt, holiday sprinkles, and plain.
  9. Let the toffee cool completely before in the fridge for about 30+ minutes, or until set. Break toffee apart with your hands or cut it with a sharp knife. Toffee will keep airtight at cool room temp for many weeks.

Adapted from Allrecipes

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19 comments on “Melt In Your Mouth Toffee”

  1. Homemade toffee is THE best!! I remember seeing a segment on the food network channel about not stirring the sugar mixture during the candy making process (I think it was Alton Brown’s show). I love the science of baking and cooking as much as the food itself!

    • I feel that way about baking science too! Yes the sugar molecules on the side that aren’t as dissolved can get back down into the mixture after it’s been boiling awhile and cause the whole batch to take on a grainy, crystallized nature. I’ve had this happen before when making caramel sauce and learned my lesson! I love Alton Brown, he’s such a wealth of knowledge!

  2. Toffee is one of my true and real weaknesses. I bake so much that there are few things that I “can’t resist” but toffee is one of them. Why would you ever want to stop that flavor from being in your mouth?

  3. This toffee looks truly irresistible! I love the convenience of AmazonFresh! Especially during winter, when going shopping is just not fun!

  4. Ooooh I need to try Amazon Fresh! And toffee is my love language…and it’s one of the only desserts Mel will eat!

  5. Wow, these look so delicious! I’m definitely going to try and make them myself. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Yum. Toffee is my weakness. I don’t eat a lot of sweets but this is one I literally cannot say no to.

    Love all of the different topping ideas (and almost as much as not having to go out during the holidays to get groceries).

    • Well if you can’t say no to it (I know you are not a sweets person), then I should make this for you next time I see you :)

      There is nothing better than NOT having to rush around in traffic, parking lots, etc. during the holidays indeed!

  7. YUM! It looks delicious and so easy to make! A great holiday treat, that’s for sure :)

  8. these look wonderful, love all of the different versions and related recipes too, thank you! I only allow myself these caloric splurges in recipes over the holidays, so glad to have them

  9. I made this today. I think I will have to make another batch. My husband can’t stop eating it!!! It is so fantastic tasting. I will never buy anymore Heath Bars!!!,

  10. Easy to make and it came out perfectly in the pan. When I tried to cut it, it crumbled into shards and the chocolate layer did not stick. It tastes greatbut looks like a horrible mess. Not sure what happened but I think I’ll be looking for another recipe. I used a really sharp knife and even tried heating the knife. Really sad because it looked so pretty in the pan and it would have looked great mixed with the Christmas cookies in the gift boxes. Oh well…

    • I am not sure what happened either. It’s a very slight adaptation of an AllRecipes recipe that I linked to which has hundreds of glowing reviews. I have also had a couple people write in saying they loved it and it worked great!

      I did a quick google search of your problem and this website looks very informative https://www.craftybaking.com/learn/baked-goods/candy/types/toffee

      Thanks for trying the recipe.

    • Deb, I also had the same problem. Would not cut, just crumbled, chocolate came off, etc. Very tasty though. Next time I’m going to try pouring it into a jelly roll pan because I also thought it was too thick in the 9 x 13.

      • Thanks for the feedback. Like I also told Deb I basically made the exact same recipe as the Allrecipes recipe and didn’t have any issues. Try in a jelly roll pan and see if that helps give you the results you’re looking for. Glad it was very tasty!

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