Toffee Recipes

Love to munch that crunch? If you're a​ toffee addict, you'll love this list of our top toffee recipes. This list has old, traditional favorites as well as more unusual toffee variations like sesame toffee and saltine toffee. So grab that butter and sugar and let's make some toffee!

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    toffee picture
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This classic toffee is buttery and rich, and pairs very well with dark chocolate. Be sure to check out the photo guide showing how to make toffee, and the toffee-making video.

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    Toffee
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    This rich, buttery toffee is studded with toasted hazelnuts and scented with cinnamon, then topped with semi-sweet chocolate. I love the combination of cinnamon and hazelnuts, but you can substitute other nuts if you desire.
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    nut toffee
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This recipe for Buttery Nut Toffee produces a rich, dark toffee studded with crunchy nuts. An optional dipping of melted chocolate adds a smooth, sweet finishing touch.

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    toffee
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com

    This almond toffee is the ultimate in decadence! Rich and buttery, it is sandwiched between two chocolate layers and is brimming with toasted almond flavor.

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    peanut toffee
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This toffee recipe, featuring honey, peanut butter, and whole peanuts, is a delicious twist on an old favorite. The honey adds a slight chewiness and a subtle note of sweetness to the double peanut flavor.

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    Sesame Toffee
    (c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Sesame Toffee features a smooth, buttery toffee coated with toasted sesame seeds and a layer of dark chocolate. You can omit the chocolate if you like, or you can cover both sides with seeds and then dunk individual pieces of toffee in chocolate.

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    saltine toffee
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This easy Saltine Toffee recipe uses saltine crackers and a few common ingredients to make an uncommonly good candy that’s sweet, salty, crunchy, and chocolatey. You can make it more gourmet by adding chopped nuts or dried fruit to the top or adding swirls of white or milk chocolate.

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    Cashew White Chocolate Crunch
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Cashew White Chocolate Toffee has a deep, dark burnt sugar taste that complements the salty cashews and sweet white chocolate. The brown sugar and the high cooking temperature give the toffee a smoky, rich flavor that’s much deeper than traditional toffees.

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    Hazelnut Buttercrunch
    (c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Hazelnut Toffee features roasted hazelnuts in a buttery, crunchy toffee drizzled with sweet milk chocolate.

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    Peanut Butter Brickle
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Peanut Butter is the not-so-secret ingredient in this nutty, crunchy toffee recipe. Make sure you use crunchy peanut butter to give your toffee little chunks of nuts!

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    German Chocolate Toffee

    german chocolate toffee
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The classic German chocolate flavors of coconut and toasted pecans are paired with sweet dark chocolate in this rich, buttery toffee. You can use actual "German chocolate," which is sold in the baking aisle of many grocery stores, but any semi-sweet chocolate will work.

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    dark toffee
    (c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Brown sugar and molasses give this special toffee recipe a deep, dark taste. You can use regular brown sugar, but if you have demerara or turbinado sugar, use that for an extra flavor boost.

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    Banana Cashew Toffee
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Banana Cashew Toffee features the sweet taste of bananas and the crunch of salted cashews in a rich toffee base. The toffee is flavored with both banana extract and banana chips, and the cashews add a savory crunch to the buttery toffee and the dark chocolate coating.

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    Almond Roca Photo
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Homemade Almond Buttercrunch candy is even better than the store-bought version! A rich toffee made with brown sugar and butter is studded with toasted almonds, then dipped in chocolate and rolled in more nuts.