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Toffee Recipe: Toffee That’s Almost Too Good to Put in a Cupcake

A toffee recipe was not what I started out looking for. I was actually looking for a bread pudding cupcake recipe. What I found, though, was a bread pudding cupcake that contained homemade toffee. While I enjoyed the cupcakes, the homemade toffee was the star of the show! It was so good, in fact, that I hardly put any in the cupcakes. I wanted lots of the toffee around to snack on.

Was the Homemade Toffee Recipe Hard to Make?

Surprisingly, the toffee recipe was not difficult to make. The instructions even included the words “do not stir.” You basically do nothing. All you do is add the three ingredients, wait, and make sure not to forget that they’re on the stove.

The Toffee Recipe

I got the toffee recipe from Chockylit. Here is her recipe, with my notes and slight adaptations:
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Toffee Recipe

Surprisingly, the toffee recipe was not difficult to make. The instructions even included the words "do not stir." You basically do nothing.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade toffee, toffee recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool 3 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 181kcal
Author Stef


  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • roughly chopped nuts optional


  • Add all ingredients except nuts to a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • The mixture will start to boil with vigor. Do not stir.
  • Lower heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture reaches the soft crack phase - 270 F. If you buy a digital candy thermometer with a timer, you can step away and not come back until it beeps.
  • Pour into a casserole dish lined with oiled parchment paper (I used dabs of the corn syrup to stick the parchment paper in place).
  • Optionally, sprinkle chopped nuts all over the top of the hot toffee.
  • Let the toffee sit out for a few hours to cool and harden.
  • After the toffee has cooled, break it into chunks.


Nutrition Facts
Toffee Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 27g30%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 14mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Fond Candy Memories

Another really easy candy that I have made is pineapple candy. I loved my pineapple candy! As I write this, I am thinking of making it again, perhaps with another fruit.

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