Grandma’s Toffee

I’ve always looked forward to when Grandma (and later Mom) would make this candy. The only other candy that comes close is Heath bars, which I cannot always find. This is so yummy.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)

Coat the inside of a 10×15 jelly roll pan with butter or margarine.
Melt sugar, butter and water in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir constantly for 20 minutes until bubbly, thick and amber in color. Add vanilla.
Pour in a thin layer in prepared pan (add 1/2 cup nuts if desired).
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top; spread when melted. Sprinkle more nuts on top if desired.
Place in refrigerator or freezer to cool (or outdoors on a clear, cold winter day). Break and enjoy.

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