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Kearley in the Kitchen: Denise’s Delicious Toffee

by Denise Dyer

You will need a candy thermometer and a metal cookie sheet that flexible for this recipe.


  • 1 cup coarsely chopped and toasted almonds or pecans
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  • Spray a nonstick cookie sheet flexible with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Add butter, sugar, and salt to a heavy-bottomed 3-quart pot.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-low heat and stir constantly until the candy has reached 290F to 300F, or “hard crack” on a candy thermometer.
  • Once the candy has reached 290°F to 300°F, quickly remove from heat, stir in the vanilla extract and pour onto a cookie sheet and spread and gently Drop the cookie sheet a couple of times on the counter to level and even out the toffee. 
  • Sprinkle  chocolate chips evenly over the toffee and let the chocolate chips melt for about 5 mins, then gently spread the softened chocolate over toffee in an even layer
  • Top the cup of Chopped Nuts Evenly of chelate layer and let cool completely.
  • Tweak the cookie sheet to release the toffee from the cookie sheet
  • Use a knife to gently break it into smaller pieces.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place to keep moisture away.

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