Chocolate Covered Toffee

I’ve been debating whether or not to share this recipe for an entire week.

Do you ever do that with new recipes you’ve come up with? Struggle with the decision to share it or keep it as a secret recipe to yourself?

I haven’t ever had such a hard time with a recipe as I’ve had with this one. But it turned out better than I thought it would.

I knew I couldn’t keep it a secret for long.

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This vegan toffee tasted spot on: buttery, rich, sweet and salty.

And while making toffee seems like such a hard thing to do, it’s actually really easy. You just need to have the time to get it cooked to the right temperature and the rest will take care of itself.

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Just remember I warned you to use a candy thermometer and don’t go by the color like I did.

Yours will probably turn out even better than mine if you do things the right way.

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Put Earth Balance, sugar, water, and salt in a saucepan and heat on medium high heat until melted.

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Bring to a boil and let cook until mixture reaches a hard crack stage (about 290-300 degrees).

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Nick and I have made regular (non-vegan) toffee as Christmas gifts the past two years and have found that going by the color is better than the temperature. We burned our very first batch, but again – the temperature is the best way to do it! Just make sure you’re also paying attention to the color and smell of the candy.

This part will take 10-15 minutes.

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Once your toffee is to the right temperature (or color), take off the heat and stir in the vanilla.

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The mixture will bubble up quite a bit when you stir in the vanilla – that’s okay!

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After the vanilla is mixed in, pour your toffee onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out into an even layer.

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Let the toffee sit 20-30 minutes or until hardened.

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Heat chocolate in microwave and spread onto toffee.

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Once the chocolate has set, break toffee into bite size pieces.

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Chocolate Covered Toffee – Vegan!

  • 1 cup Earth Balance
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  1. Put Earth Balance, sugar, water, and salt in a saucepan and heat on medium high heat until melted.
  2. Bring to a boil and let cook until mixture reaches a soft crack stage (about 285 degrees). This will take 10-15 minutes.
  3. Once your toffee is to the right temperature (or color), take off the heat and stir in the vanilla. The mixture will bubble up quite a bit when you stir in the vanilla – that’s okay!
  4. After the vanilla is mixed in, pour your toffee onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out into an even layer.
  5. Let the toffee sit 20-30 minutes or until hardened.
  6. Heat chocolate in microwave and spread onto toffee.
  7. Once the chocolate has set, break toffee into bite size pieces.

26 comments

  1. I am the only person in my house who likes toffee, so if I made these I would have them all to myself. SCORE! ;-)

  2. Ummm send me some of this? It looks amazing.

  3. That looks so delicious and actually something maybe I could make! :) haha Shane’s fav candy ever is toffee – maybe I’ll make a V-day version!

  4. Thanks for deciding to share!! I know what you mean about wanting to “hoard” good recipes all to myself haha. But then again, we are all a foodie loving atmosphere, so why not share. Love the short ingredients list on this!

  5. How could you keep this from us?! It looks amazing. Yet another reason I need a candy thermometer.

  6. I never would’ve thought that 6 (vegan) ingredients could produce such amazing looking toffee. This is one recipe to bookmark for sure.

    • Agreed!

      It’s delicious with REAL butter (how we usually make it for Christmas gifts), but it turned out great with the Earth Balance!

  7. That looks delicious! Sprinkle some nuts on top and I’m in heaven! I’ll have to look and see if I have my candy thermometer, not something I use all that often!

  8. I haven’t tapped my obsession with toffee in some time. Over Christmas, when someone had sent us some, can you believe my boss had never had it?!?!? There’s something wrong with that man…

  9. wow….mmm. I want toffee at 9:30 AM ;).

  10. Swooooooooon! I love toffee! That looks delish :)

  11. I am so glad you decided to share! toffee is my go to for Christmas foodie gifts – yum!

  12. Vegan toffee? Genius Brandi!

  13. Homemade toffee is out of this world! I usually don’t like it, but when someone takes the time to make it at home you can taste the difference. Delicious!

  14. Toffee is one of my favorite things on this earth. YUUUM.

  15. My father love toffee. I am sure he will be very pleased with your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. wow! I need to try making this ASAAAAAP

  18. brandi my dear – i am LOVING all your recipes lately and the direction your blog is going! so much beauty, inspiration and yumminess. hugs and love :)

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