Four Ingredient Toffee

Homemade Four Ingredient Toffee Recipe | The Spicy Bee

Kiss your 2015 health goals goodbye.

I’m both sorry, and you’re welcome.

This toffee makes for a lovely dessert, and is easier than I could have ever expected candy making could be. We made 2 batches of this toffee this Christmas and gifted about half of it out to friends and family. I can’t take all the credit for this magical item, however. Ktams is the true brains behind the butter in this mouth-watering, crunchy, four ingredient masterpiece. I’m just here for the spoils (and to share the recipe).

Four Ingredient Toffee


  • 2 c salted butter
  • 2 c white sugar
  • 2 c bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c roasted almonds


This recipe works with high temperatures for stove top–I suggest using a silicon spatula for this recipe. It is also important to keep the toffee moving around the entire pot, especially around the thermometer–otherwise you may end up with uneven heating. Avoid touching or tasting the toffee until it has cooled sufficiently. Toffee burns hurt.

Homemade Four Ingredient Toffee Recipe | The Spicy Bee

Off to the side, prepare a large baking sheet, lightly greasing the surface with butter. Pre-measure and set the chocolate chips and almonds near the pan. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and butter, stirring until the mixture comes to a boil. Insert a candy thermometer into the pot, and cook (stirring continuously!) until the temperature hits 300°F and has developed a rich amber color (see picture below).

Once the proper temperature has been reached, pour it in to the prepared baking sheet. It’s good to note that a level surface yields a more consistent batch–keep an eye on the edges of the pan to ensure that the toffee isn’t leaning toward one end. Allow to sit for a minute to allow the top surface to set. Then top the toffee with chocolate chips, and allow them to melt. Evenly distribute the melted chocolate and sprinkle almonds, pressing slightly into the batch as needed.

Homemade Four Ingredient Toffee Recipe | The Spicy Bee

Refrigerate 1 hour. Get the toffee started by flexing the pan, then break the batch up with clean, dry hands. This toffee is best stored in an airtight container, either in a cool place for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for longer. The recipe makes approximately 2 lb of toffee.

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  • Reply Catherine January 13, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Nice! I bet recipients were duly impressed.

  • Reply Aubrie January 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Excellent. I’ll have to try and make a batch.

  • Reply Kira January 13, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I made toffee this year for the first time. I halfed the batch because the recipe I had made so much. I’m such a candy making novice though. I assumed the cookie sheet would be too big so I used a Pyrex that was slightly less than half the size of the cookie sheet the recipe called for. The toffee ended up being like 1/4-1/2″ thick in some spots. Ridiculous. It was way too thick to eat.

  • Reply Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife January 13, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Oh I love toffee and this looks divine!!
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  • Reply kelsey January 14, 2015 at 7:28 am

    yum! looks fab!
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  • Reply Meredith {MarthaChartreuse} January 14, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Yum! even though it is 8am I keep thinking how great that would be on an ice cream sundae!

  • Reply Melinda January 14, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Mmm, I love toffee–I unfortunately have a hard time controlling myself around it! Even so, I may give this recipe a try!
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  • Reply Kristi January 14, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Way to go! I love toffee. I’ve tried to make it a few times with only 50/50 success. Usually end up with crystallized candy.

  • Reply Kayla January 14, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Seriously. This was SO delicious. I don’t normally like toffee, but this stuff was fantastic!
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