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Dark chocolate english toffee in a bowl

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut English Toffee

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut English Toffee is a homemade, 6 ingredients English toffee that comes together in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for holiday gift giving!

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  • 1 cup hazelnuts toasted, and roughly chopped, divided*
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon*
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt plus more for the top
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips I used Guittard extra dark


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet (mine was 8 1/2 x 12") with foil and sprinkle half of the toasted hazelnuts evenly over the foil.
  • In a medium saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, add butter, sugar, bourbon, corn syrup, and salt. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture reaches 290 degrees, or soft crack stage. Be sure to keep a close eye on it as it can burn rapidly. Immediately pour the mixture evenly over the hazelnuts. Let stand for 5 minutes, until firm, but still hot.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee and let them stand for 1-2 minutes or until beginning to melt. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the top of the toffee and sprinkle with remaining nuts and more flaky sea salt, if desired. Chill until it hardens completely, then use a sharp knife to cut. Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container and enjoy!


  • Total time above includes 2 hours of chilling time.
  • *I used pre-toasted hazelnut from Trader Joe's. To toast your own, place hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until fragrant. Place in a bread towel and rub vigorously to remove as much of the skins as possible, then roughly chop.
  • *You may substitute the bourbon for water or alcohol of your choice.
  • I cut my toffee like chocolate bark, using the tip of the knife to help me break them into rustic, jagged pieces.
  • Adapted from Baked Bree.


Calories: 268kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 71mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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