Better Than Anything Toffee Recipe


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or almonds (optional for a nutty crunch)


  1. Prepare the Pan: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Make the Toffee: In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in sugar and salt. Keep stirring continuously as the mixture comes to a boil. Once boiling, stop stirring and let it cook until it reaches a deep amber color (about 12-15 minutes). Be patient and watch carefully to avoid burning.
  3. Add Vanilla: Remove from heat and quickly stir in the vanilla extract. Be careful, as it might bubble up.
  4. Spread Toffee: Pour the toffee mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it into an even layer.
  5. Add Chocolate: Sprinkle chocolate chips over the hot toffee. Let them sit for a few minutes to melt, then spread the chocolate evenly over the toffee.
  6. Add Nuts (Optional): Sprinkle the chopped nuts over the chocolate layer, if using.
  7. Chill: Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and chill until set, about 2 hours.
  8. Break into Pieces: Once set, break the toffee into pieces using a knife or your hands.
  9. Serve & Enjoy: Enjoy as is, or use it to garnish ice cream or other desserts.


  • Consistency is Key: Getting the toffee right requires a bit of practice. If it’s your first time, use a candy thermometer. The toffee is done when it reaches 300°F (150°C).
  • Variations: Feel free to experiment with different types of nuts or even a sprinkle of sea salt for a sweet and salty twist.

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