Better Than Anything Toffee Recipe 


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds
  • 1/4 cup toffee bits (Heath or similar)


  1. Prepare Baking Sheet: Line a 9×13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set it aside.
  2. Cook the Butter and Sugar:
    • In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Stir in the sugar and salt. Continue stirring constantly.
    • Bring the mixture to a boil. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat slightly and cook for about 10-12 minutes or until it turns a golden brown color. Keep stirring continuously to prevent burning.
  3. Add Vanilla Extract:
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat.
    • Stir in the vanilla extract. Be careful; it will bubble up when you add the vanilla. Continue stirring until it’s well combined.
  4. Pour onto Baking Sheet:
    • Pour the toffee mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
    • Use a spatula to spread it out evenly. It will start to harden quickly, so work fast.
  5. Add Chocolate Chips:
    • Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot toffee.
    • Let them sit for a minute to soften, and then spread the melted chocolate evenly over the toffee with a spatula.
  6. Add Toppings:
    • Sprinkle the chopped pecans or almonds and toffee bits over the melted chocolate, gently pressing them in with the back of a spatula.
  7. Cool and Set:
    • Allow the toffee to cool for about 2-3 hours at room temperature or until it hardens.
  8. Break into Pieces:
    • Once the toffee has set, use your hands or the back of a knife to break it into bite-sized pieces.
  9. Serve:
    • Enjoy your homemade “Better Than Anything” toffee. It’s a delightful treat for any occasion.

This toffee is sweet, crunchy, and irresistibly delicious. It makes a fantastic homemade gift or a sweet indulgence for yourself. Enjoy!