I Like Big Buttons! Family Favorite: English Toffee November 17 2023

This is one of my Grandma's recipes and a favorite of my family.


  • ½ cup chopped nuts (pecan or walnuts)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 6 oz chocolate chips (semi or milk chocolate)


  1. Place ½ cup of chopped nuts in the bottom of an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet.
  2. Cook ¾ cup of brown sugar (packed) and ½ cup butter to 270 degrees for about 7 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Pour over nuts and smooth out.
  4. Sprinkle over toffee 6 oz of chocolate chips (or not).
  5. Cover at once with tin foil and wait for 2 minutes or until chips are soft.
  6. Then spread the melted chocolate out with a spatula.
  7. Let Cool.
  8. Break into pieces. Turn over on wax paper and strike with a heavy spoon or break with hands.

Keep refrigerated. (May freeze)

Makes - 1 lb. candy