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platter of paleo and gluten free maple candy toffee

Easy Maple Candy Toffee (Paleo + Gluten Free)

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 29 minute
  • Yield: 16 pieces 1x


Maple candy toffee made with 5 ingredients plus your favorite toppings! With real butter, maple syrup, and dark chocolate this gluten free candy is so easy to make, and is a great holiday food gift.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup (8oz) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Optional toppings – crushed nuts, cinnamon and coconut sugar


  1. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, whisk together butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup and water until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high to bring the mixture to a boil. Once it reaches 285F (soft boil), reduce heat back to medium.
  3. Whisk constantly for 10-15 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 300F (hard boil). Be sure the mixture doesn’t overflow. If it starts to, lift pot with pot holder off heat for a couple seconds then place back down. The liquid will be dark amber in color once it reaches the desired temperature.
  4. Carefully pour the hot mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and spread evenly.
  5. Place dark chocolate chips on top. As the chocolate melts, spread the melted chocolate evenly. Add crushed nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
  6. Place toffee in the fridge for 2 hours. Once hardened, cut into pieces.
  7. (Optional) Sprinkle coconut sugar on top to make the toffee more “sticky.”
  8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or on the counter for 1 week.


Cooking Tip – This is a basic toffee recipe with endless add-in possibilities such as vanilla extract, spices, nuts and cranberries!

Safety Tip – Be careful when cooking so the butter/sugar mixture doesn’t boil over as well as pouring the hot liquid gently onto the baking sheet.

Nutrition as shown is for one piece, with nuts on top

  • Prep Time: 2 hr
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 161
  • Sugar: 13.9g
  • Sodium: 6.9mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.7g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 28.7mg

Keywords: gluten free candy, maple toffee, paleo dessert