Grandma Woodward’s Homemade Christmas Toffee

Hands down this is my favorite candy recipe to make, unfortunately, I only make it during the Christmas season.  I have fond memories of going over to my grandmother’s house, when I was small, to open gifts with my father.  The one gift I looked forward to opening was the crystal candy dish that would be filled with her homemade Christmas toffee.


Homemade Christmas Toffee


What I love about this recipe besides the buttery taste of melted dark sugar swirled with chocolate, is the ease of making it.  Quick enough to whip up a batch in the morning to serve guests, and not complicated at all.  The hardest part is waiting for it to cool so I can begin nibbling.  We even made a little video to put you at ease, so that you will make it!



I have made this recipe using pecans, as well as walnuts and always go back to using walnuts.  That being said, use whatever nut tickles your fancy;  maybe switch it up with almonds or hazelnuts.  As well I have tried using semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate.  Even though I am a lover of deep dark bittersweet chocolate, this recipes brings back Christmas past when I use semi-sweet.  Again, go crazy and switch it up, if you like.  The only real requirement besides stopping yourself from eating the entire batch is that you will need a candy thermometer.  You definitely want to watch the temperature and make sure you do not burn the sugar or butter.

Now go make someone happy by whipping up a batch or two of Grandma Woodward’s Homemade Christmas Toffee.


Homemade Christmas Toffee







  1. I can see how this is a favorite! I wouldn’t be able to decide between walnuts and pecans, perhaps both? Either way, it is perfect for the holidays and for gift giving, and I am sure my neighbors would be thrilled if I made a batch. So glad you shared this!

  2. I made toffee this weekend too! This looks great!

  3. My candy thermometer is stashed away in storage otherwise I would so make this for my coworkers!

  4. Athena says:

    This is my kind of recipe — super easy, minimal ingredients. Looks delicious! Miss you, friend!


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