Easy Keto English Toffee {Vegan, Paleo}

This holiday season, you will LOVE this easy recipe for homemade keto English toffee! Made with 5 ingredients, it’s sweet, addictive and secretly low carb and sugar free! Perfect for all your holiday parties and gifts! 

Keto English toffee recipe

Toffee crack, Christmas crack, and old fashioned English toffee candy- Whatever you call it, it’s a classic Christmas recipe that ALWAYS appears during the holidays.

I’ve been meaning to try a sugar free and low carb version for ages, but always seem to put it off until the next holiday season. This time, I was prepared and ready to give the classic English toffee a keto and low carb makeover!

What is English Toffee?

English toffee, as opposed to traditional toffee, is thicker, more buttery and often can include nuts. Traditional holiday style English toffee often has a layer of chocolate, making it the perfect dessert or portable gift. 

It can sometimes be said that traditional toffee uses white sugar and English toffee uses brown. I’ve tried with both keto options (swerve and golden monk fruit) and both work. 

Easy English Toffee Recipe

How to make easy keto English toffee

Making English toffee is deceptively easy, provided you have a candy thermometer. Using one solves the issue of how to stop the butter and sugar from separating.

The Ingredients

  • Butter. The quality of the butter you use makes a HUGE difference. I’ve used grass-fed butter and good quality traditional butter and they have been great. Some dairy-free butter will work too, but any of the cheaper ones tend to contain water and can affect the toffee. 
  • Granulated Sugar Substitute. I’ve tried this both with swerve sweetener and golden monk fruit (a sugar-free brown sugar) and both work great. I cannot vouch for any other sugar substitutes. If you can tolerate sugar, table sugar and brown sugar will work. 
  • Chocolate chips. Chocolate chips to top the warm toffee with and melt beautifully to form a gorgeous layer. 
  • Chopped nuts of choice. Optional, but I love adding a handful of finely chopped almonds or pecans for some added crunch. 

The Instructions

  1. Line a small loaf pan or square pan with parchment paper. Place some of the optional nuts over the bottom and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine your butter and sugar. On low heat, heat up the mixture, stirring regularly. Once it starts to bubble, add your candy thermometer and keep an eye on it. Stir every 30 seconds, until it reaches 300F. 
  3. Remove from the heat and whisk very, very well, to ensure the mixture doesn’t separate. Gently pour into the lined pan and let sit for a few minutes.
  4. After the toffee has sat for several minutes, top with chocolate chips in an even layer and cover with tin foil for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, use a rubber spatula to spread the chocolate over the top.
  5. Refrigerate until firm, before breaking up into pieces. 

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Dietary Substitutions

How long can you keep homemade toffee? 

  • To store. Store English toffee in a sealable container. They will keep fresh for at least a week. You can also refrigerate them, and they will keep for at least a month.
  • To freeze. You can freeze English toffee, but the texture will not be the best once thawed. Wrap toffee in parchment paper and place it in a ziplock bag. 

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Tools to make the best easy English Toffee recipe

  • Candy Thermometer. A MUST for ensuring perfect toffee, without the fear of it burning or separating! 
  • Non-stick saucepan. A good quality saucepan ensures even heating throughout. 

English Toffee Recipe

Best easy english toffee recipe

English Toffee {Keto, Vegan, Paleo}

an easy recipe for holiday English toffee made keto and low carb! Often known as toffee crack, you only need 4 ingredients to make this simple recipe! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free.
4 from 24 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a small loaf pan or square pan with parchment paper and spread out the chopped almonds. and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine your butter and sugar substitute. On low heat, heat up until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Stir regularly. Once the mixture begins to bubble, add your candy thermometer into the center of the mixture. Continue to stir every 30 seconds, until the thermometer reaches 300F (hard crack). Remove from the heat.
  • Once you have removed from the heat, stir continuously to ensure the butter and sugar doesn't separate. Pour into the lined pan and let sit for several minutes.
  • After several minutes, top with chocolate chips, before covering with tin foil. Let sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, use a rubber spatula to spread out the toffee in an even layer.
  • Refrigerate until firm. Once firm, break apart into pieces.

Notes

  • To store. Store English toffee in a sealable container. They will keep fresh for at least a week. You can also refrigerate them, and they will keep for at least a month.
  • To freeze. You can freeze English toffee, but the texture will not be the best once thawed. Wrap toffee in parchment paper and place it in a ziplock bag. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Piece | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 3% | Vitamin C: 1% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 3%
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2 thoughts on “Easy Keto English Toffee {Vegan, Paleo}

  1. Always love your recipes! And share with friends whenever possible. My favourites are your mug cake recipes… easiest for not over indulging!

    In your toffee directions above… #4. Should probably read… “After 5 minutes, use a rubber spatula to spread out the *chocolate* in an even layer.”

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