Real Food English Toffee


This tastes way better than it looks. When I substituted white sugar for
Honey or maple syrup*. I was astounded by this! It tastes like a scor bar but better! And it was easy to make! The second time I used maple syrup and the flavor was intense!

1 cup honey or maple syrup* ( the batch made with honey was crunchy like scor and the one made with maple syrup was chewy like Macintosh toffee)*
1 cup butter
Pinch of sea salt
Vanilla (optional)
Nuts, crushed (optional)
Chocolate (optional)


1. Crush up nuts on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

2. In a large pot combine 1 cup butter with 1 cup honey or maple syrup and sea salt. Cook on medium high, stirring. This will take 10-15 minutes, until it’s dark, creamy and thick. I used number 3 maple syrup so mine got really dark! Number 3 maple syrup is harvested at the end of the season and is really strongly maple flavored.

3. Pour hot syrup over nuts. Sprinkle with chocolate. It’s crazy super insane

4. After it cools a bit you can spread chocolate. Chocolate will turn hard again once it’s totally cooled.
5. Once it is cooled you can break it into pieces and be amazed by what you have created.


2 responses »

  1. Nadine, if you heat your “sugars” at a lower heat without stirring, the colour won’t get so dark, you will need a candy thermometer. Tami

    • I didn’t use a thermometer and I did do it at a lower temp. I’ve experimented a lot with this recipe and it’s amazing how different it can be depending on temp and the type of syrup that I use.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s