No need for any fancy equipment or even a candy thermometer when making this easy homemade toffee! Just a few ingredients and you’ll be enjoying the buttery goodness in no time.

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Easy Homemade Toffee

To be honest, I’d never even thought of making toffee before last month. But my oldest daughter and I don’t eat store-bought candy and we were craving something! So here we are, easy homemade toffee. And it seriously is easy! We’ve now been making it every weekend and eating it almost always the same day. ‘Cause it’s so delicious.

The ingredients.

Butter. Yes, butter. Sorry all you dairy-free-ers. I haven’t tried to make this with any dairy substitute. If I *had* to, I would try using coconut oil. But if you can handle a little butter, definitely use it in these toffees. The butter really does give them a creamy, caramel-y taste and a beautiful texture. And of course, good quality butter is SO good for you! Not only is it a wonderfully delicious healthy fat, it’s a good source of butyric acid (helpful for reducing inflammation) as well as vitamins A, D, E, B12, and K2.

Sugar. I think, in theory, you could make this toffee without any processed sugar. You could probably just use honey. However, the texture of the toffee would not be the same, as the melting and cooling of the sugar gives the texture we want for this homemade toffee. I prefer to use coconut sugar, since it’s easily digestible and not super expensive. I love Azure Standard’s organic coconut sugar. You could also use a date sugar or turbinado.

Honey. I know there are lots of people who say that boiling honey isn’t good as it kills the vitamins and minerals. I’m gonna be the first to say that we don’t make this easy homemade toffee for health reasons! We make it for delicious reasons. That being said, making toffee at home and boiling your honey is still mountain ranges healthier for you than buying any toffee at the store and eating it. If you’re 100% against using boiled honey, you can try some other sort of syrupy sweetener like maple syrup or agave. Just please note that I haven’t tried these, so if it doesn’t work out don’t yell at me.

Molasses. If you’re not a fan of molasses, don’t worry, you can’t taste it at all in this homemade toffee. But it does give a deepness of flavor that is delicious! And of course, blackstrap molasses is so good for you! It helps with the stabilization of blood sugar levels, and is full of vitamin B6, and much needed minerals like manganese, magnesium, potassium, iron and selenium.

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More healthy treats.

If you’re on the lookout for more delicious treats that won’t have a negative impact on your health, here are a few of my family’s favorites!

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Easy Homemade Toffee

Free from grain, gluten, and eggs.



Line a loaf pan with parchment and set aside.

In a small pot, melt the butter.

When butter is melted, stir in remaining ingredients.

Turn heat to medium and bring to a boil.

Boil for 4 minutes, then turn off the heat.

Quickly pour toffee into prepared dish.

Refrigerate until firm enough to cut (about 1-2 hours).

Cut into squares.

Store in a covered container in the fridge.

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