Toffee may seem like an old-fashioned treat, but there are plenty of ways to modernize this classic confection—especially when you pair it with chocolate.
For proof, look no further than these eight toffee and chocolate recipes. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also creative and fresh. Whip up any of these recipes for your next dinner party, to give away at holidays, or any time you’re craving a delicious homemade treat.
Once you try this biscotti, you may never want the plain variety again. The biscotti tastes great on its own, but you can really up the ante by dipping it into a hot cup of coffee (or another warm beverage...might we suggest a mocha made with our Drinking Chocolate?)—this causes the chocolate to melt a bit and create a silky texture that perfectly complements the biscotti’s crunch.
Salted cashews and buttery toffee get smothered in a generous layer of melted semisweet chocolate to create a truly addictive snack.Set out a bowl whenever you’re hosting or give the treats away as housewarming gifts—no matter where you share them, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Few people would think to add matzos to a toffee recipe—and that’s exactly what makes this recipe so appealing. It’s creative and original, and it works. The crispy, flaky crackers get topped with sweet, buttery toffee, rich melted chocolate, crunchy pecans, and a dash of sea salt. This recipe is appropriate for Passover, but you’ll probably want to munch on it all year round.
Don’t be surprised if this recipe makes you want to whip up a traditional English tea party. Nutty, sweet, and crunchy (but not tooth-shattering), this fancy-sounding toffee draws on surprisingly few ingredients in the form of butter, sugar, walnuts, and chocolate chips (or chopped discs). The heart-healthy fats in the walnuts and the antioxidants in the chocolate could almost make the argument that this toffee is slightly healthy.
All you need to create this sweet-savory-crunchy-silky treat is a few pantry staples in the form of butter, light brown sugar, semisweet chocolate, sea salt, and some broken up pretzels. Not only are the ingredients straightforward, but the recipe is also remarkably simple: It takes less than 20 minutes and there’s no candy thermometer required.
A cast-iron skillet helps make the sugar hot enough to create the perfect texture for this wholesome toffee recipe. The toffee draws on classic pantry staples such as butter, sugar, salt, pure vanilla extra, semisweet chocolate (though you can easily sub in your favorite milk or extra dark chocolate), and toasted, chopped almonds. Cooking it in the skillet makes the whole experience feel extra “homey”.
It takes a mere 40 minutes to whip up these delectable truffles, which utilize a mélange of flavors and textures in the form of heavy cream, espresso coffee grounds, butter, sea salt, toffee bits, and both milk and dark chocolate. If you’re already salivating, you’re not alone.
Not a fan of dark chocolate but want to get in on the toffee-chocolate action? Then look no further than this crispy confection, which combines butter, sugar, pistachios, and white chocolate into a (very) sweet treat. The contrast of green pistachios and white chocolate makes this candy as enjoyable to look at as it is to eat. Top with some freeze-dried berries for a little extra somethin’ somethin’!
Whether you prefer your chocolate-and-toffee fix in the form of cashew clusters, pretzel bark, biscotti, truffles, or old-fashioned toffee, this list of delicious toffee and chocolate recipes offers something for every kind of sweet tooth.