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.
- 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
- In a small sauce pan over medium heat, whisk together butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup and water until sugar is dissolved.
- Increase heat to medium-high to bring the mixture to a boil. Once it reaches 285F (soft boil), reduce heat back to medium.
- 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.
- Carefully pour the hot mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and spread evenly.
- 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.
- Place toffee in the fridge for 2 hours. Once hardened, cut into pieces.
- (Optional) Sprinkle coconut sugar on top to make the toffee more “sticky.”
- 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