I love Christmas baking! I like to make fudge, but sometimes I want to make something sweet that doesn’t take a lot of time. One of my favourites that I’ve made for the past few years is a hard chocolate toffee. It’s taken me a while to get the timing just right so that the candy isn’t too hard, but this year I’ve finally gotten it! This candy has a similar taste to chocolate Werther’s Originals. (Yum!) These work great as a festively wrapped up candy at Christmas time because they store well at room temperature. So here is my recipe for a hard chocolate toffee, enjoy! 🙂 This recipe makes two batches, so for a smaller batch just cut the recipe in half.
Hard Chocolate Toffee
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups chocolate chips (bittersweet, semi-sweet and milk all work well! Try white chocolate, or butterscotch chips for a new flavour! For a mocha flavour, add in about 1 tsp espresso powder to the pot with the chocolate chips.
- Grease a cookie sheet (with either baking Pam, or butter), and set aside.
- Over medium to high heat, caramelize the sugar in a saucepan until it turns to a golden brown liquid (there will be a few smaller chunks of sugar remaining, that’s okay!), and remember to stir constantly. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium, and add the butter. Stir until melted.
- Reduce heat to low-medium, and add the chocolate chips. Stir until just melted, and remove from heat. Continue to stir until all of the chocolate is melted and blended well into the mixture.
- Immediately pour the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet, and allow to sit at room temperature until hardened.
- Once hardened, break into small pieces, and dust with icing sugar. (This will prevent the toffee pieces from sticking together when stored.)
- You can store these candies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.
- Note: Don’t use a deep pan for this toffee as you would with fudge, as it is a hard toffee and will be unable to be properly broken if it is too thick. You want the toffee to be about 1/4 inch thick.