Macadamia Nut Butter Toffee

Yield: About 24 pieces (depending how big pieces are)

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 8 min

Macadamia Nut Butter Toffee


1 cup unsalted butter (if you use salted, just omit the salt)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated white sugar
6 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted (divided)
8 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (or use Ghirardelli chips)


1. Line sheet pan with waxed paper. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of macadamia nuts on pan; spread evenly into a rectangular shape.

2. Melt butter over low heat. Add sugar, salt and corn syrup and stir until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to medium-high, bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Clip candy thermometer onto the side, and boil until it caramelizes and reaches 300°F.

3. Pour caramelized mixture over nuts on sheet pan, spreading with a spatula as thin as possible. Immediately top with chocolate, spreading with spatula as it melts to cover the entire surface of the toffee. Top with remaining nuts, pressing into chocolate.

4. Chill until cool and chocolate has hardened. Peel toffee from waxed paper, break into bite-sized pieces to serve.


*To toast mac.nuts, heat a nonstick pan and dry fry them. Stir often as they will burn easily.
*You may also sub sliced almonds, pecans, cashews or hazelnuts for the macadamia nuts.


5 Responses to “Macadamia Nut Butter Toffee”

  1. postedDec 11, 2009 4:55 AM

    I can’t wait to make this recipe.MACADAMIA Nuts are to die for and I really like Toffee. I’m sure this will be an all-time favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  2. postedDec 9, 2010 11:14 AM

    i definitely need more toffee in my life

  3. postedDec 19, 2011 10:54 AM
    Katie B

    Can hardly wait to try this delicious-sounding candy, but wonder if Splenda would work as well as sugar.

    • postedDec 19, 2011 3:16 PM

      I wouldn’t try Splenda- I’m not sure how Splenda works out in candy recipes!

  4. postedDec 21, 2011 4:54 PM
    Jean J

    I have made about ten batches of this great toffee. It is exactly like the kind my aunt made in Oregon. My friends won’t stop eating it. I had pecans on hand and used them. Absolutely outrageous.

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