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Recipe for family meals :

English Almond Toffee

It is many years since Hub-UK was first launched. It has been created from recipes contributed form all over the world, from professionals and amateurs alike. A great many of the recipes do not have any details as to who sent them in or from where they came. It would be a shame not to share them with you for this reason alone.

This recipe is one such recipe. If you know where it originated, or perhaps it is even yours, let me know and I will add the necessary credits and acknowledgements.

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking - love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren.


2 cup butter
2 cup sugar
2 tbsp light corn syrup
6 tbsp water
1 cup almonds, blanched and slivered
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp vegetable shortening
3/4 cup almonds, toasted and sliced


  • Melt the butter in a heavy 10 inch skillet.
  • Add the sugar, corn syrup, water and 1 cup of almonds. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils.
  • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches the soft crack stage.
  • Pour the mixture onto a greased 17 X 14 inch baking sheet.
  • Melt the chocolate chips with the shortening, over hot water, stirring until smooth.
  • Spread on the toffee, which has been scored with a sharp knife in to bars.
  • Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of toasted almonds.
  • When the chocolate has set, break apart at the scores and store in a cool place in tins.

Makes 3 lbs