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Gram’s English Toffee Recipe

Gram’s English Toffee Recipe

Okay. I gotta admit, when I made Gram’s English Toffee Video and went to link up the recipe post from a couple of years ago~ I was a little embarrassed by the photo.

Seriously.  It’s creepy y’all, it totally looks something that jumped out of the ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ movie.  (click here if you’d like to see)

I just had to have another take on it… we love this recipe SO much!

Gram’s English Toffee Recipe 

Gram's English Toffee take 2 is one of our families very favorite Holiday recipes! #chocolate #recipe

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Gram's English Toffee take 2

Gram's English Toffee take 2 is one of our families very favorite Holiday recipes! #chocolate #recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 lb real butter
  • 3/4 C water
  • 2 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C Karo syrup
  • 2/3 C finely ground nuts, we use walnuts, divided
  • 1- 8 oz Hersey Chocolate bar, finely shred 1/2 of it


  1. On an un-sprayed cookie sheet, spread 1/3 C ground nuts and finely shredded chocolate. (sprinkle evenly)
  2. In a heavy 4 quart pan on medium heat melt butter, add sugar, water, karo.
  3. Insert candy thermometer and turn up the heat to medium high cook to 300 degrees, hard crack (280 for high elevations).
  4. Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour quickly onto cookie sheet.
  6. Separate remaining chocolate into squares and set on toffee, when starts to melt push chocolate around with a knife until completely melted, spread evenly over toffee.
  7. Top with remaining nuts.
  8. Cool for 2 hours in a cool place.
  9. Break into pieces and serve.

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AND here’s the video to give a few hands on tips for making this fabulous toffee recipe…


Thank you so much for coming to visit with me… I love having you!  I hope your Holidays are very merry and may all your baking be sweet 🙂

Much Love and Peace~


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  1. Oh, one of my favorites, this looks nice and easy to. Thanks for sharing.


  2. […] be the same without Gram’s candies, they’re definitely a tradition around our house. ย Gram’s English Toffee, Christmas Karmels, and this Fudge recipe make the holidays […]

  3. These photos are lovely and I didn’t want to spoil the moment but looking at the other ones. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks to you and to Gram for this English toffee.

    • Ruthie says:

      I hope you love this Toffee as much as we do… yes, the old photo is pretty wild ๐Ÿ™‚ hahaha. Totally needed an update! Happy Holidays. xoxo~ Ruthie

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