This easy toffee is such a fun snack, it's completely nut free and so delicious!
Let me start by saying -- Matt and I are huge fans of salted caramel toffee. But it's one of those things that's hard to find without nuts. I was on the hunt for a recipe that would not only be nut free but also fairly easy to make at home. As someone who has never attempted to make toffee myself, I really needed a recipe that was easy to follow with not a lot of steps or ingredients. And I was so glad to find this easy toffee recipe by Major Hoff Takes A Wife.
So I thought, what better time to share this recipe than right before National Caramel Day 😉 which happens to be this Sunday! If you're looking for an incredible chocolatey, caramely treat to make for the occasion, it should really be this one!
Why I Love This Easy Toffee...
- I'm going to state the obvious here: it's NUT FREE! Great for people with nut allergies who typically aren't able to enjoy traditional store-bought toffee.
- It only calls for 5 ingredients, most of which I think you are likely to already have on hand.
- In addition to being nut free, Sara's recipe can also be made gluten free if you opt to use gluten free cereal.
How To Make...
- You will start by evenly spreading your gluten free rice cereal all over a baking sheet.
- Next, melt the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Sara's recipe calls for a pound (4 sticks) of butter, but I decided to halve the entire recipe to make a smaller batch, so I only used 2 sticks. Make sure to stir the sugar and butter continuously until the mixture reaches 300ºF.
- Once the mixture is brown and bubbling, carefully pour over your rice cereal. Try to get it as even as possible, because it's a little hard to spread at this point due to how sticky the caramel is. Still, if you need to, you can gently spread and press the caramel into the cereal.
- Pour an entire bag of chocolate chips on top of the cereal and caramel. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Pop your baking pan into a pre-heated oven for just a couple of minutes to melt the chocolate. Once you remove the pan from the oven, gently spread the melted chocolate all over using a knife or rubber spatula. Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Allow the toffee to cool completely before cutting or breaking into pieces.
See what I mean when I say this really is a super easy recipe?