Sweet Tooth Friday: Chocolate Toffee

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on February 3, 2011

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! The first day of the Sweet Tooth Friday link up. Which means I want you bloggers, who have posted a sweet-inspired recipe to come link up. If you posted a recipe this week, or even over the weekend, add it to the list below. The bounce around to some of the other recipes. I bet you will find a goodie or two to make your mouth water.

Today I’m sharing a delicious recipe that I made during a recent baking binge. A day a few weeks ago that I baked and cooked the entire day. No, I’m not joking. It was heavenly.

Now, as you know, I love all things chocolate. And I love all things sweets. But did you know that I love all things toffee? I bet you didn’t.

This candy is melt-in-your-mouth good. It’s crunchy. It’s chocolaty. It’s probably the best candy in the world. In. The. World.

Chocolate Sea Salt and Coffee Toffee

And it’s easy. You don’t even need a candy thermometer, which is a good thing, because I don’t have one. Although I think I need to get one. Because I plan on making lots of candy in the future.

To all of my friends and family, you are welcome, because yes you will be receiving samples of any future candy making adventures.

Instead of using a candy thermometer there this thing called the water test. You take a bowl of very cold water {think cold tap water with ice cubes} and you drop in a little of the candy. How the candy reacts will determine if it is done or not. Brilliant!

And delicious.

Homemade Toffee with Crushed Coffee Beans

Chocolate Toffee

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Sea salt {my personal favorite}, crushed or ground coffee beans or your favorite chopped nut

Heat sugar, butter and water to boiling in a heavy 2-quart saucepan, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, about 13 minutes, stirring constantly, to 300º on a candy thermometer or until a small amount of mixture dropped in a cup of very cold water separates into hard, brittle threads {cold water test!}. Watch carefully so mixture does not burn.

Immediately pour toffee onto an ungreased large cookie sheet. Quickly spread the mixture to 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, let stand about 1 minute or until chips are completely softened. Spread softened chocolate evenly over toffee. Sprinkle with sea salt {a little goes a long way}, crushed or ground coffee beans, or your favorite chopped nuts.

Let stand at room temperature for 1 hours or refrigerate if you can’t wait that long, until firm. Break into bite-sized pieces. Try not to eat it all and store in an airtight container.

Ready to link up with Sweet Tooth Friday? I only have a few rules:

  1. Link directly to your post, not to the main page of your blog.
  2. Link back to my blog an/or include the Sweet Tooth Friday button.
  3. Visit a few of the other blogs. Spread the sweet-love!

Sweet Tooth Friday

This post is proudly linked up to Mouthwatering Mondays, Tuesdays and the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, It’s a Blog Party, My Sweet and Savory, What’s Cooking WednesdayFoodie Friday, Grocery Cart Challenge, Friday Firsts, Food on Fridays, Sweets for a Saturday.

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1 Robin February 4, 2011 at 7:21 am

YUM!
Great idea! I love sweets, which is bad sometimes. I’m excited to try all the goodies.
BTW, I couldn’t get the button or link to work(?). I still linked back to your post.

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2 Allison February 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Sorry you had trouble with the button. A few others did too, but I’ve seen it on other blogs so it’s working for some. Not sure what’s going on with it. I’ll try to figure it out by next week.

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3 Pat February 4, 2011 at 10:06 am

Hi there,
So glad I found your blog! I linked up and I’m a new follower too. LOVE toffee and lost my long time favorite recipe so thanks for sharing this.

Pat

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4 ButterYum February 4, 2011 at 10:09 am

Hi There. This is a delicious post! I could seriously eat the entire batch of toffee!
:)
ButterYum
PS – thanks for inviting me to join your party!!

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5 Allison February 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

It’s easy to do. I think we ate the entire batch in 3 days, and that was pacing ourselves!

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6 Sarah @ This Heavenly Life February 4, 2011 at 10:10 am

That looks AMAZING! My hubby loves toffee…and I THINK I have all of the ingredients for this on-hand. You just made me a hero :) Thanks for hosting!

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7 Allison February 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Wahoo! I hope you like it. P.S. Did you include your post in the linky above? I don’t see it.

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8 Pattie @ Olla-Podrida February 4, 2011 at 10:49 am

Your chocolate toffee looks great. Ironically enough, just last night I made Toffee Cookies! They were delish, by the way.

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9 Allison February 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I love toffee. I’m making toffee chocolate bars tonight!

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10 Sense of Home February 4, 2011 at 10:56 am

Alli, thanks for the invite, I linked up with my Maple Oatmeal Muffins.
Your chocolate looks so good my mouth started watering when I saw the photo, that would not last long around me.

-Brenda

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11 Allison February 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Thanks for linking up Brenda. I hope to see you next week!

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12 Happier Than A Pig in Mud February 4, 2011 at 11:22 am

Love toffee! Happy Weekend-Have fun with your party:@)

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13 Vanderbilt Wife February 4, 2011 at 12:16 pm

That looks so good … it’s a good thing I can’t eat dairy right now or I might be in the kitchen making it.

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14 TheKitchenWitch February 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I’m not much of a sweets girl, but a good toffee? Ah, bliss.

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15 Dinner at Christina's February 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Oh dear, this is going to be dangerous on Fridays! ;) I’m going to find something good to link up and also add your button to my sidebar! Thanks for sharing this with Friday Firsts! Such a fun idea!

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16 Allison February 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Thanks Christina! I hope to see you linked up soon.

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17 Dinner at Christina's February 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I can’t get the button to work!! :( I’ll have to wait for the web developer fiance to get home from work and give me some techie help!

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18 Miz Helen February 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Just look at all these wonderful goodies. I brought you my Lemon Cheese Cake with Sour Cream Topping.
Hope you and your readers enjoy it. Thank you so much for inviting me I had a great visit. Have a warm and cozy week end and hope to see you soon.

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19 Allison February 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Thanks for linking up Miz! I hope to see you again next week.

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20 Katerina February 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I follow you back and I linked my cupcakes. Your toffees look totally decadent.

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21 Allison February 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for linking up Katerina. I hope to see you again next week.

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22 Melissa February 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Thanks for checking out my blog! I linked up and I’m a new follower. I can’t wait to try your toffee recipe :)

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23 Allison February 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for linking up Melissa. I hope to see you again next week!

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24 Stephanie February 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm

YUM! I must try this. I love the sea salt addition! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

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25 Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! February 4, 2011 at 10:24 pm

This looks great! …and so addicting!

Thanks for adding this yummy treat to Sweets This Week!

Have a great weekend.

Sarah

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26 Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies February 5, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Thanks so much for linking up to Sweets for a Saturday. I’ll be sure to add your link to my post.

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27 Dinner at Christina's February 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Johnny had to edit the link text – there’s a lot of extra stuff in there and double ” marks ! Thought you’d want to know! :) It’s in my sidebar now!

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28 Allison February 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Thanks for letting me know, I’ll look into it.

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29 Jerri February 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Your toffee looks super yummy!

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30 Sue February 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Your toffee looks delicious! thanks for inviting me to your Linky Party~FUN!

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31 Christina February 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and inviting me to link up! Never tried making my own candy before, looks like I’ll have to get on that. :)

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32 Corrine February 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Thanks for the invite! Your toffee looks amazing and I’m excited to check out all the other submissions :)

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33 Kimmy February 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Thanks for the invite! Your toffee looks fabulous! I am also a huge toffee fan.

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34 Merlot February 5, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Thanks for the invite! Your toffee looks delicious!

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35 Courtney February 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Thanks for the invite!

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36 Rhondi February 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Thanks for the invite Alli! Cool trick with the cold water. I don’t own a candy thermometer yet either. Your chocolate toffee looks amazing!

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37 Liz@HoosierHomemade February 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm

What a great party! Thanks for the invite! I’ll join in next week :-)
~LIz

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38 Amelia February 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

Look forward to popping in next Friday! Thanks for sharing! Have linked to you on my blog – bringing amazing baking to South Africa!

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39 Katie February 7, 2011 at 8:53 am

Yum! This looks wonderful!

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40 Alexa @ Sugar Coated Kitchen February 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Hi Allison,

I came here via Lisa’s Sweets for a Saturday party.
I love Toffee and ‘sea salt’ and ‘coffee beans’ are my two favorite things that I would like to eat with chocolate. This toffee looks so delicious, thank you for sharing. :)

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