Simple toffee

    1 hour

    My mum made this every Christmas and had to hide it from us kids.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 125g butter
    • 60ml water
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g plain chocolate, chopped

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Grease a swiss roll tin.
    2. Combine sugar, butter, water and salt in a heavy saucepan. Cook, stirring continuously until the mixture reaches light crack stage (160 degrees C) on a sugar thermometer. Remove the pan from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour mixture into the prepared tin.
    3. Sprinkle chocolate on top of the hot mixture and spread the melting chocolate over the top of the mixture. Chill well. Crack into pieces to serve.

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    I love this recipe it was lush  -  15 Nov 2014


    I made this for the first time and me and my family loved it. So easy to make. I didn't add the nuts but this toffee was just as delicious.  -  18 Jan 2016


    This one was pretty good and fairly simple, but one does have to be sure the pan you put it into is not a glass one. You can use even a cookie sheet, and without even chilling it, and once it has cooled and the chocolate is set you just sort of twist the metal sheet and the candy will break into pieces. You can hit it with a hard knife, spoon, or other utensil if the pieces are large and you want to make them smaller. Just a tip I use when I make any hard candy. I also like to put some chopped nuts (preferably pecans) on top of the melting chocolate.  -  17 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)