Hazelnut Toffee

Of all the recipes I’ve shared on my blog, the ones that get the most comments, likes, shares and views are always the sweet ones!  And with all the holiday parties fast approaching, I thought I would continue the trend and share my Hazelnut Toffee.

This Hazelnut Toffee is sweet and buttery with plenty of crunch.  You could use dark, white or milk chocolate and substitute almonds for the hazelnuts.




I can remember the first time I used a candy thermometer.  I was shaking in my shoes!  And it was all for naught!  If you’ve never made toffee before, have no fear!  This recipe is easy and fail proof.  You just need a good candy thermometer and a large heavy saucepan and you’re in business.



Helpful Hint:  I recommend that you test your candy thermometer from time to time by bringing water to a boil in a saucepan with your thermometer attached to the side.  The thermometer should read 212 degrees.

Hazelnut Toffee


  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • Topping
  • 2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts


  1. Line a 13" x 9" x 2" pan with foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Butter the sides of a large, heavy saucepan with 1 teaspoon butter.
  3. Cube remaining butter and place in saucepan.
  4. Add the sugar, water and corn syrup.
  5. Cook on medium high, stirring until mixture turns golden brown and a candy thermometer reads 300 degrees (hard-crack stage).
  6. Remove from heat and stir in hazelnuts.
  7. Pour into prepared pan without scraping sides of saucepan; spread evenly.
  8. Let stand at room temperature for 30-45 minutes or until cool.
  9. Melt semisweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Put the uncovered bowl into the microwave and heat for 20 seconds. Stir the chocolate well and heat for additional increments of 20 seconds until the chocolate is nearly melted, stirring after each interval.
  10. Spread evenly over toffee. Sprinkle with hazelnuts, pressing down gently.
  11. Let stand for one hour.
  12. Break into pieces and store in the refrigerator.

Have you ever made candy before?  It’s really easy – I promise!

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  1. This is a really easy recipe. It looks and sound like something that took hours. I love toffee, so this is going to get pinned for later.

  2. oh my goodness these look good. I have a soft spot for toffee for some reason and will have to try this recipe out. Pinning for later 🙂

  3. This looks SO good! I’ve never made toffee before, but you make it sound easy enough that I might give it a try!

  4. Pinned and most def being made asap!

  5. Trader Joe’s has a hazelnut and dark chocolate candy bar that I love! This toffee sounds like something I need to try.

  6. This looks amazing! *drool* Thank you for sharing 🙂


  7. Okay even I can’t mess this up. It looks so delicious! Unfortunately my son can’t eat this with his braces so I may have to make him something else.

    • Yikes! I remember when I had braces and having to pass on the nuts and the popcorn. At least you can keep this one all to yourself! 🙂

  8. So yummy! I have never tried this before I am a hazelnut addict,

  9. Easy recipe, but I think to eat these treats it’s even more easy 🙂

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