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This Easy Homemade Toffee is absolutely delicious! A sweet buttery toffee that only takes a few ingredients to make. 

‘Tis the season for all things toffee. 

Easy Homemade Toffee

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Making homemade toffee is so easy! Once you try it – you will be amazed at how easy it is. This recipe just requires three simple ingredients to make. 

It is the perfect holiday treat and one that the whole family is sure to love.

Homemade candy is always appreciated as a holiday gift or on your dessert table.

These look beautiful in containers on a dessert bar or holiday table. No one will know it just took a handful of ingredients to make. 

3 Ingredient Homemade Toffee

This easy recipe makes a nice gift idea for friends during the holiday season. 


3 Ingredient Homemade Toffee


Ingredients For Easy 3 Ingredient Toffee 

This recipe only requires three ingredients. 

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Butter – use real butter and not margarine.

Water  – You can use frozen shrimp or shrimp from the seafood section. Honestly, sometimes the shrimp in the seafood section has been

Sugar – This recipe calls for White sugar.

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • Heavy saucepan
  • Measuring cup
  • Whisk or wooden spoon
  • Bowl
  • parchment paper
  • candy thermometer

How to Make Homemade Toffee Candy

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Add all three ingredients to the saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Whisk the hot sugar mixture frequently and be sure to scrape the bottom of the pot with a spatula.

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2. Allow water to boil out and the mixture will begin to darken. Continue whisking until you reach your desired color.


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3.  Mixture will look a light brown.

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4. Pour the toffee mixture out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and spread into an even layer.

Easy Toffee Step 4

5. Let cool for one hour. Break and enjoy beef over medium heat. Break beef into small pieces using a wooden spoon. Drain 

Easy Toffee Step 5


Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • Cook toffee until it reaches 295 to 309 °f. This is known as the hard crack phase. (Learn more about the candy making science.)
  • Humid climates may affect the time it takes for the toffee to harden.
  • Add melted chocolate stripes and/or sprinkles

Variations, Notes, and Substitutions

  • Add a layer of chocolate: Melt chocolate chips in the microwave at 30-second intervals until completely melted. You can either drizzle melted chocolate over toffee or dip the cooled toffee pieces in melted milk chocolate.
  • Top with some crunchy pecans or candy melts.

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Serving and Storage Suggestions

  • Store candy in an airtight container. 
  • You can serve this over ice cream and breaking into little toffee bits on top.
  • The toffee is best enjoyed at room temperature, so be sure to cool completely before serving


Can homemade toffee be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze toffee in sealed a freezer-safe container. 

Does homemade toffee need to be refrigerated?

No you can store it in a cool dry place. Use parchment paper or waxed paper in between layers so that it doesn’t all stick together. 

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Three Ingredient Homemade Toffee


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3 Ingredient Toffee

This toffee is delicious and only takes three ingredients.
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, toffee, toffee chips
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
cooling 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 121kcal


  • 2 sticks 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water


  • Add all three ingredients to pan
  • Bring to a boil
  • Whisk frequently
  • Allow water to boil out and the mixture will begin to darken
  • Continue whisking until you reach your desired color
  • Pour out onto a parchment lined baking sheet
  • Let cool for one hour
  • Break and enjoy


Optional ways to present toffee:
Add melted chocolate stripes and sprinkles


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

We hope you enjoyed this easy toffee recipe. Making your own candy is really easy to do!

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Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Only three ingredients! And such blissful ingredients. Count me in for New Year's easy dessert snacks.