Delicious English Toffee Crisps: A Sweet Treat!

Get ready to indulge in a sweet and irresistible treat that will transport you to the streets of London with just one bite. I’m excited to share with you my English Toffee Crisps Recipe – the perfect balance between buttery goodness and crunchy texture that will leave you wanting more.

This recipe is perfect for those looking for a quick and easy dessert that packs a punch of flavor without requiring too much time in the kitchen. Whether you’re planning a fancy dinner party or simply looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, these toffee crisps are sure to impress.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I can assure you that this is one of the best toffee recipes out there. Made with simple ingredients such as flour, butter, sugar and eggs – and jazzed up with some graham crackers and chocolate chips – these English Toffee Crisps are guaranteed to become one of your new favorites.

So heat up your oven to 350°F, grab your apron and let’s get started on making these tempting toffee crisps!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

English Toffee Crisps
English Toffee Crisps

Welcome to an exquisite culinary journey that will take you straight to the heart of British cuisine. Today, we’re going to explore one of my all-time favorite recipes – English Toffee Crisps – a crunchy, buttery, delicacy that will leave you craving for more.

First things first, I know you might be hesitant to try new things and probably think toffee crisps are too complicated or time-consuming to make. But let me tell you, these treats are so easy to make that even your kids can join in the fun. Plus, this recipe only requires a few basic ingredients that are likely already in your pantry.

What’s more, these toffee crisps are richly flavored with brown sugar and vanilla and have the perfect balance of crunchiness and sweetness that melts in your mouth. They are also coated with deliciously warm chocolate chips that take their flavor profile up a notch.

But why should you love this recipe? Well, first of all, it is a classic British dessert loved by many generations for its irresistible sweetness and charming texture. The ingredients are locally-sourced but can also be found readily in any grocery store near you.

Moreover, our English Toffee Crisps recipe is perfect for those who want something homemade that tastes like classic store-bought candy without the high costs associated with it – this recipe is pure magic! And don’t worry about the calories; we’ve thrown in substitutes like unsalted butter in this recipe just for you.

Finally, making these toffee crisps at home is not only much easier than buying them from the store but also better quality-wise since everything is made fresh from scratch. So whether you’re having a party, a family gathering or simply want to indulge on a lazy Sunday morning, our English Toffee Crisps recipe promises nothing less than satisfaction.

So give it a try today and enjoy a taste of authentic British cuisine right in the comfort of your home. You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 The perfect balance of crunchy, buttery, and sweet!
The perfect balance of crunchy, buttery, and sweet!

Here are all the ingredients that you will need to make your very own English toffee crisps recipe:

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Toffee Bits:

  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt


  • 2 cups (12 ounces) of semisweet chocolate chips or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • (Optional) Sea salt, for sprinkling

Graham cracker base: (Copycat Ina English Chocolate Crisps Recipe)

  • 8 whole graham crackers (enough to cover a 15x10x1 inch baking pan)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted evenly over crackers

Make sure to have all these ingredients ready before we start making a tempting batch of tasty English toffee crisps!

The Recipe How-To

 Say hello to your new favorite toffee recipe!
Say hello to your new favorite toffee recipe!

Let’s Get Cooking!

Making English Toffee Crisps is a tempting and deliciously buttery-rich treat that warrants the time and effort it takes to make this [best toffee|toffee recipe] copycat. With this recipe, you will get crunchy and caramelized [toffee crisps recipe|toffee bars recipe] that are layered with the perfect amount of chocolate.

Step 1: Preheat Oven to 350°F

Before diving into the recipe, preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a [15x10x1 inch|baking pan aluminum foil] and make sure that all sides touch.

Step 2: Prepare the Graham Crackers

Now, take [graham crackers 1 2|graham cracker] and evenly place them onto the pan. Make sure that the crackers cover all sides of the baking pan so that it forms a nice even layer.

Step 3: Melt Butter and Brown Sugar

Next, heat up [butter|unsalted butter] and [packed brown sugar 2 1|brown sugar] in a saucepan over medium heat until melted. Once melted, pour it over the crackers evenly.

Step 4: Bake Graham Cracker Toffee

Now, place the pan into an oven preheated at 350F. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the mixture has bubbled and turned into a light golden brown color.

Step 5: Add Chocolate Topping

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt [chocolate chips|bittersweet chocolate ounces[melting chocolate]] for about a minute or more until smooth. Then spread it over the hot toffee mixture immediately after it comes out of the oven. Make sure you spread it evenly.

Step 6: Chill and Cut

Now, chill the pan in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until it has hardened. After cooling, take out the pan and cut the toffee into small, equally sized [toffee crisps|crisps recipes].

Enjoy your homemade English toffee crisps with a warm cup of cocoa, or crush them up and sprinkle them over a bowl of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.

Note: The breaks between each step can be used to clean up your kitchen while your [english toffee crisps|toffee crisp] masterpiece is cooking. Make sure you follow these directions carefully so that your toffee comes out just right. Happy baking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Indulge in a heavenly bite-sized treat.
Indulge in a heavenly bite-sized treat.

Hey, I know sometimes you don’t have all the ingredients necessary for a recipe. But don’t worry, I’ve got some substitutions and variations that will keep the tempting toffee taste while giving you some flexibility.

Firstly, if you don’t have graham crackers, try using digestive biscuits instead. They have a similar texture and flavor profile. For a gluten-free option, use almond or coconut flour instead of all-purpose flour. But be careful! These flours have different absorbing properties than regular flour. Adjust the quantities accordingly.

If you’re looking to make a rocky road version of these English toffee crisps, just add your favorite mix-ins like chopped nuts, raisins or marshmallows to the batter before baking. For chocoholics, sprinkle chocolate chips on top before sliding the pan into the oven to make chocolate toffee crisps!

If you want a more traditional English chocolate crisp recipe, try subbing out the brown sugar for white sugar while keeping the ratios the same. Or whip up some homemade toffee bits using a simple recipe of melted butter and sugar flavored with vanilla extract.

For those health-conscious cooks out there, substitute margarine or unsalted butter for salted butter in this toffee bars recipe. And swap out milk chocolate for bittersweet dark chocolate which has less sugar but still provides that rich chocolate flavor.

Now that you’ve got some variations in mind try experimenting with different versions of these irresistible treats – from homemade cracker toffee candy bars like “Copycat Ina” to Pampered Chef’s almond toffee squares. With so many options, it’s hard to go wrong!

Serving and Pairing

 Bite, crackle, and savor the delightful toffee goodness.
Bite, crackle, and savor the delightful toffee goodness.

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the fun part: serving and pairing your English toffee crisps. These sweet treats are perfect for almost any occasion, whether it’s a mid-day snack, after dinner dessert, or something to bring to a potluck. Let’s get started on how best to serve and pair these tasty morsels.

Firstly, let me recommend enjoying these crisps with a hot cup of tea or coffee. The warmth of the drink pairs well with these seductive bites and makes for a truly delightful experience. For tea, I recommend Darjeeling, Earl Grey, or English Breakfast. For coffee, a medium roast works best as it won’t overpower the delicate flavors of the toffee and chocolate.

If you’re looking to serve these crisps in a more festive manner, try making an English dessert platter by combining different desserts from this library of amazing British desserts. This would include Victoria sponge cake, scones served with clotted cream and jam, sticky toffee pudding or even bread pudding. Invite friends over and reminisce about grand things like watching movies in theaters or taking trips together while indulging in classic British desserts.

Another fun idea is to crumble the toffee crisps on top of your favorite ice cream flavors for an added dose of sweetness and crunchiness. You can also dip them partially in melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles!

Whatever way you choose to enjoy these tempting toffee crisps I guarantee they will be well-loved by all who try them. So go ahead and devour them yourself, share them with family and friends, or gift them in cute jars! There are endless pairing opportunities and serving combinations that will surely satisfy every craving for sweets. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A sublime toffee crunch that melts in your mouth.
A sublime toffee crunch that melts in your mouth.

One of the best things about English toffee crisps is their versatility when it comes to make-ahead and storing options. If you’re pressed for time or planning ahead for a special occasion, these tempting toffee crisps recipes can be prepared in advance and stored until needed.

Make-Ahead: To make these English toffee crisps ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions for baking and allow them to cool completely. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them for up to 2 months. Simply thaw them at room temperature before serving.

Storing: Toffee bars recipe is best stored in an airtight container at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Be sure to layer them between sheets of wax or parchment paper to prevent sticking. Stored correctly, they can last up to a week.

Reheating: There’s nothing quite like freshly baked English chocolate crisps right out of the oven! But if you have some leftover from your batch or they’ve been stored for too long, reheating them is easy. Simply preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the crisp recipes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until heated through and the edges are slightly crispy.

Whether you’re making homemade toffee bits or copying Ina’s English toffee crisps, these tips will help you store and reheat your irresistible creations so that they taste just as delicious as when they were first made.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A simple yet scrumptious recipe that will impress your guests.
A simple yet scrumptious recipe that will impress your guests.

Whipping up a tray of English toffee crisps might seem like a breeze, but the reality is the best toffee requires precision and patience. After many runs and attempts, I’ve learned some important tips for perfecting this tempting toffee recipe. Follow these tips and your toffee crisps will come out perfectly each and every time.

Firstly, ensure that you are using fresh ingredients that are at room temperature. Your butter should be softened, meaning it is pliable without being greasy or melted. Fresh, room temperature eggs will also help with better texture and consistency during the baking process.

Additionally, be precise with the measurements of the ingredients. Using too little or too much of any ingredient can drastically alter the end result. For example, correct measurement of salt can bring out other flavours in the recipe without overpowering them.

When pouring the melted butter over the cracker layer, make sure to pour it evenly so that all crackers are coated evenly. Tilt the pan if necessary to ensure this even distribution.

It’s important to avoid opening the oven door while baking the toffee crisps as it might cause them to crack while cooking. Also, after removing from oven remember to let them cool completely before attempting to remove them from pan. This avoids a sticky mess and ensures that they retain their tempting toffee flavor when served.

Lastly, make sure you have enough space for your 15x10x1 inch baking pan when placing it in your oven so that none of its sides touch the oven walls, thus ensuring equal cooking on all sides.

Following these tips helps achieve perfection with this truly delectable English chocolate crisps recipe!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this English Toffee Crisps recipe is the perfect treat for any sweet tooth out there. The combination of graham crackers and tempting toffee is simply irresistible. With its crispy texture and rich flavor, this homemade toffee recipe is sure to impress your taste buds and your guests.

I recommend making a big batch of these toffee crisps, storing them in an airtight container, and snacking on them throughout the week. Trust me, they won’t last long! And if you want to switch things up, try experimenting with different variations and substitutions.

So why not give it a try? Make a batch today and indulge in the best of British sweets. You won’t regret it!

English Toffee Crisps

English Toffee Crisps Recipe

COPIED FROM THIS WEBSITE: The Maples Inn 16 Roberts Avenue Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Calories 1463.3kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) package chocolate-covered toffee bits (We use Hershey's Heath English Toffee Bits)


  • Heat oven to 375°. Use non-stick cookie sheets or spray sheets with light
  • coating of cooking spray. With and electric mixer, beat together sugars,
  • butter, vanilla, and eggs until light and fluffy. Add baking powder,
  • soda, salt, and flour and mix well. Add toffee bits and mix until just
  • combined. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls spacing 2 inches apart on
  • cookie sheets. Bake at 375° until golden brown. Immediately remove from
  • cookie sheets and place on wire racks to cool.


Serving: 1046g | Calories: 1463.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 222.6g | Protein: 17.2g | Fat: 57.9g | Saturated Fat: 32.4g | Cholesterol: 236.7mg | Sodium: 1184.5mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 148g

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