3-Ingredient Toffee Recipe

This toffee recipe makes a big batch of the best toffee you’ll ever eat! It’s got just the right amount of crunch and a perfect caramel flavor. 

Simple Toffee Recipe

I’ve always been a toffee fan and this toffee recipe is my very favorite. I think I could eat a whole tray of it plain!

broken pieces of toffee recipe in a pile on a wooden counter

Plain is great, but I love how versatile this toffee recipe is. You can dip it in chocolate, add some sea salt, pour it over saltines, or even add colored sprinkles and designs for fun. 

Our favorite way to use toffee is crushing it up to add to our chocolate chip cookies or Hot Chocolate Cookies. Trust me, you won’t ever be able to have regular cookies again!

The options are endless with this recipe, and it’s the best one for classic toffee that you’ll ever find!

And a bonus? It only has 3 ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!

toffee recipe covered in chocolate in sprinkles

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Toffee Recipe

Toffee is a great simple treat that you can enjoy year round. It only takes a few ingredients and 10 minutes of prep so even on the busiest day you can make a batch!

Ingredients

ingredients for toffee recipe
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup water

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How to Make Toffee

pile of toffee recipe pieces broken up

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make this simple toffee recipe, begin by preparing a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Add the butter, granulated sugar, and water to a heavy saucepan. 
  • Bring the ingredients to a boil on medium-high heat, whisking frequently.
  • Continue to whisk over medium heat until the water boils out and the mixture begins to darken.
  • Cook the toffee until it’s a dark golden brown and remove from the heat. 
  • Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and let it cool for about one hour. 
  • Break up the toffee into small pieces and decorate if desired!
toffee recipe pieces with scattered sprinkles and stripes

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • You can serve up toffee just about any way! I love it plain on its own, but you can also dip it in rich chocolate, add stripes of melting chocolate or sprinkle on some sprinkles. The great thing about toffee is that it can so easily be decorated for any special day!
  • If you want to be extra sure that you cook your toffee the right amount, you’ll definitely want to use a candy thermometer. Toffee should reach about 290 degrees before you remove it from the heat.
  • You can also do the ice water test to test if your toffee is done. Drop a spoonful of the boiling mixture into a glass of ice water. Within a few seconds, it should harden enough that it could crack. If it does, it’s time to take it off the heat! 

Storage

To store your toffee, place it in an airtight container. You can leave it at room temperature if eaten within a few days, or you can put it in the fridge for up to 3 months or freezer for up to 6 months.

Can I double this toffee recipe?

Absolutely! This toffee recipe can be doubled pretty easily. In fact, I make a double bath almost every year around Christmas time to pass out to friends.

Just double all the ingredients and make sure you prepare a second baking sheet for the extra toffee.

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Yield: 15

Toffee Recipe

pile of toffee recipe pieces broken up

This toffee recipe makes a big batch of the best toffee you’ll ever eat! It’s got just the right amount of crunch and a perfect caramel flavor. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup water

Instructions

  1. To make this simple toffee recipe, begin by preparing a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Add the butter, granulated sugar, and water to a heavy saucepan. 
  3. Bring the ingredients to a boil on medium-high heat, whisking frequently.
  4. Continue to whisk over medium heat until the water boils out and the mixture begins to darken.
  5. Cook the toffee until it’s a dark golden brown and remove from the heat. 
  6. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and let it cool for about one hour. 
  7. Break up the toffee into small pieces and enjoy!

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