Maple candy toffee made with 5 ingredients plus your favorite topping! With real butter, maple syrup, and dark chocolate This gluten free candy is so easy to make, and it makes a great holiday food gift.
- 1 cup butter (8oz) softened – (We use KerryGold)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (Enjoy life Vegan/GF brand)
- Optional toppings or add-ins if desired – crushed nuts, cinnamon, vanilla, etc.
- Baking pan
- Parchment paper
- Small sauce pan
- Candy thermometer
- First make sure your butter is softened somewhat. This speeds up the process.
- In a small sauce pan, combine your butter, sugar, maple syrup, and water.
- Mix on stove top on medium heat until sugar is dissolved into butter.
- Increase heat to medium high until you reach a boil. Don’t boil too high or too long otherwise your sugar will burn.
- Reduce heat to medium or at 285F, somewhat of a soft boil.
- Continue to cook, whisking constantly, until candy thermometer reaches 300/hard stage (this will take about 10-15 minutes). Be careful to watch the pot so the mixture doesn’t overflow. If it starts to, just lift pot with pot holder for a second then place back down.
- The liquid boil will be nice dark amber color once done.
- Carefully pour the hot mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Spread it around evenly.
- Pour your dark chocolate chips on top.
- The chocolate will start to melt with mixture. Spread the melted dark chocolate around evenly with spatula.
- Add any other topping you’d like. Crushed nuts, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, etc. Spread it around the pan as well.
- Place in fridge for 2 hrs.
- Once hardened, remove from fridge and cut into pieces.
- I like to add a little coconut sugar on top to make it more “sticky.” This is optional.
- Store in air tight container or ziplock bag.
- I keep mine in fridge to last longer but room temperature is fine as well.
If you don’t have a thermometer, just be sure to continue whisking at soft boil for at least 10-12 minutes.
This is a good basic toffee recipe. You can add in vanilla extract, spices, nuts, cranberries, etc!
Be careful when cooking; you don’t want butter/sugar mixture to boil over. It’s very HOT when you pour onto baking sheet, so do so gently.
- Nutrition as shown is for one piece, with nuts on top
- 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