This delicious Holiday Spiced Toffee Recipe has nuts and white chocolate to kick the flavor up a notch. I love to make it in little muffin tins to give out.
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Holiday Spiced Toffee Recipe
I love everything about the Holidays. The decoration, music, colors and especially the food. This Holiday Spiced Toffee Recipe is the perfect homemade gift that everyone will love.
It’s crunchy, nutty and oh so sweet. It tastes like original English Toffee with a nice chewiness. There are layers and layers of flavor. I start out with nuts, then toffee, then white chocolate and finally more nuts. So every bite is packed with flavor and crunch.
As a kid I’ve always been fascinated with candy making and I used to make lollipops and toffee all the time. It’s been a while since I made it and the process just made me feel nostalgic. I can’t take all the credit with this toffee. My oldest daughter helped me by spreading the white chocolate on top.
Part of my love for cooking comes from the fact that I get to share my knowledge with my girls and they feel very happy when they get to eat their creations. It’s what people call instant gratification.
For this Holiday Spiced Toffee Recipe I had a little help from my friend Mr. Peanut. Planters developed a whole new line of Holiday themed nut collections and some come already spiced with Holiday flavors such as cinnamon and ginger. Word of caution: they are addicting. For this particular recipe I chose the Winter Spiced Mix flavor. It comes with peanuts, almonds, roasted sesame sticks, cashews and pecans.
If you’re not a fan of this nut combination or the Holiday spices, you can use any other Planters flavor o use single nuts. The possibilities are endless! I personally loved how the Winter Spiced Mix made the toffee flavor pop along with the white chocolate.
A great trick when making toffee is to use a small muffin tin so each piece is personalized and it makes for a pretty presentation. They look adorable with cupcake liners placed inside a Holiday tin.
I will be giving these out to my daughters teachers and a few friends. This toffee is also a great dessert idea during parties and get-togethers.
This toffee recipe is very easy to make the only challenge that presents is the use of a candy thermometer. They are cheap and found in most cooking stores, craft stores and even online.
If you want to make this recipe and don’t want to buy the thermometer, there’s a way of testing out the toffee mixture, you can look it over in the recipe section below.
To make this yummy Holiday Spiced Toffee Recipe all you have to do is cook the butter and sugar.
Then pour it over the nuts, add the white chocolate and then top off with some nuts. Place in the fridge to set and enjoy! You can see each step below. I used silicone molds because they are much easier to unmold.
See? easy! Have your kids place the nuts and chocolate. Just be very careful when handling scalding caramel. It can burn and create serious injury.
Without further ado, here’s the yummy recipe:
- 2 Sticks of butter unsalted
- 1 1/4 Cups of Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Corn Syrup
- A Pinch of Salt
- 1 Cup of White Chocolate Chips
- 1 1/2 Cup of Mixed Nuts
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook the butter, sugar, corn syrup and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon
Insert a candy thermometer and cook until it reaches 300 degrees or Hard Crack stage*
Meanwhile, add a few nuts to the bottom of a greased mini muffin tin
When toffee reaches the proper temperature, carefully pour into each mini muffin crevice
Cool for 3 minutes and add the white chocolate chips on top of the toffee. Wait 2-3 minutes until the toffee melts and spread the chocolate with the back of a spoon
Sprinkle more nuts on top
Let it set in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours
*If you don't have a candy thermometer simply test the mixture every minute but pouring a little toffee mixture in a glass of water. If the toffee turns solid and hard it's done.
Lynda Del says
Ooh, this looks delicious! Gonna try it out! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome Lynda! Glad you liked them
Penny Winnell Brosze says
Love your blog!! This looks amazing!!
Aww Penny! I am so glad you like it! Thanks so much
Jenna Wood says
I love how you used the silicone mini muffin trays to mold these- smart thinking! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe soon! #client
Thank you Jenna! and thanks for stopping by 🙂