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3.67 from 3 votes

No Thermometer Needed Easy Toffee

This Easy Toffee is a delectable holiday treat that's made without a candy thermometer! So simple, fast and foolproof.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • About 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • About 1/2 cup Heath milk chocolate toffee bits or chopped nuts - whichever you prefer


  • Line an 8 or 9-inch square pan with foil, allowing the edges of the foil to hang over the pan. Grease the foil lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the butter and brown sugar together over medium heat, stirring to help melt the butter. Bring the mixture to a boil, and stirring constantly, boil the mixture for exactly five minutes. Mixture will be thicker and caramel colored.
  • Pour the toffee into the prepared pan. Immediately sprinkle with the semi-sweet chocolate chips and place the pan in the microwave so it can sit undisturbed for five minutes. Remove from oven and spread the chocolate into an even layer; immediately top with the toffee bits or nuts, if using. Allow toffee to come to room temperature before placing in the fridge to set for about an hour or two. Break into pieces.