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Heath Bars

Here’s an easy recipe for homemade Heath Bars:

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Yes… it’s like your favorite candy bar, but homemade!  Well, it’s my favorite anyways.  I love the crunch of the toffee with that chocolate layer on top.  

Choose either almonds or pecan to sprinkle on top of the chocolate.  I prefer almonds… but these Heath Bar pieces are awesome either way.

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This is a lovely recipe to add to holiday treat platters, or even to just make for having around for sweet munching.

Warning:  it’s awfully addictive.  If you think you can eat just one piece… NOPE.  Not gonna happen.

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Thank you to Miranda from the blog for shooting these beautiful photos of the Heath Bars for me.  I think Miranda certainly captured how delicious they truly are!

Yield: 1 pan of candy

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Heath Bars


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 6-ounces milk chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds or pecans


  1. Line an 11x7-inch pan with well-greased wax paper. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter on low in a heavy saucepan. Stir in the sugar, syrup and water. Stirring well, use a candy thermometer and cook until the mixture reaches 305 degrees F. Pour the hot candy onto the prepared pan. Spread the mixture to the edges. Allow to sit until the mixture is stable but still hot. Spread the melted chocolate chips over the top. Sprinkle nuts over the top of the chocolate and gently press in.
  3. Allow the candy to cool and harden. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.


  • To melt chocolate chips, put in pyrex and microwave. Stir every 30 seconds until smooth.

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  1. postedDec 6, 2016 6:43 AM

    Oh my gosh, Lori, I could never eat just one piece of this!
    I would love some of these as I’m drinking my coffee this morning! Great hit at all the holiday gatherings this Christmas!

  2. postedDec 6, 2016 7:09 AM

    Heath is the best! Can’t wait to make it at home!

  3. postedDec 6, 2016 9:44 PM

    Heath Bars were my favorite candy bar in jr. high school! Save me some, please.

  4. postedDec 8, 2016 4:56 AM

    Those bars look amazing!

  5. postedAug 29, 2017 12:11 PM

    Can’t wait to try this recipe

  6. postedDec 13, 2017 2:16 PM

    I followed the recipe using the 11 x 17 sheet but found the toffee mixture to be very thin when spread out. I will double the recipe next time as I like it thicker as it looks in the pictures

  7. postedDec 13, 2017 4:33 PM
    Pamela Cook-Denwalt

    Trying this recipe for the holidays!  Seems so easy!  My favorite all time candy bar. Thank you!

  8. postedJan 13, 2018 7:23 PM
    Barb Rudzinski

    What size pan is used?  11 x 7 or 11 x 17?  The recipe calls for a 11 x 7 but one of the comments referred to a 11 x 17 inch pan.

  9. postedFeb 28, 2018 9:17 PM
    chara halow

    This is an okay toffee. My first batch scorched, but the second batch turned out. My family enjoyed it, but we were not blown away with it. I’ll try another recipe next time.

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