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Coffee and Chocolate Almond Toffee

Coffee and Chocolate Almond Toffee – Quick and easy homemade Toffee with almonds, pretzels and coffee. No need for a Candy Thermometer!

Coffee and Chocolate Almond Toffee | | Quick and easy homemade Toffee with almonds, pretzels and coffee.

Hello, pals! Happy about-to-be-the weekend!

It’s Friday and I’m doing the Friday dance. It’s kinda like the Carlton, but without Tom Jones. And WITH ‘NSYNC! I’m singing, “Will You Be My girlfriend [Boyfriend]” to JT. ♥

Also? I found out that you DO NOT make-up your own lyrics when singing Santa songs around the kids. Lemme tell you…

Coffee and Chocolate Almond Toffee | | Quick and easy homemade Toffee with almonds, pretzels and coffee.

You would not believe the tantrums that happened here when I decided to sing Jingle Bells my way. I mean, it’s not MY way.  You know the one:

Crashing through the roof

In a one-horse open tree

Busting out I go

Laughing all the WHEEEEEE!

Then I continued;

Jingle Bells Grandma smells…

As soon as I said, “Grandma smells”, my older one LOST IT! She started crying and asking me, “How could you say that about BABA (Grandma)?? I LOVE HER! She’s YOUR MOM!!!”.

Um. WHY didn’t I just stick with the good ol’, “Batman smells”??

You guys, I tried SO HARD to keep a straight face, but I couldn’t. I laughed as she cried. I tried explaining to her that it was a parody song, but she wasn’t having it. I WISH I was smart enough to get it all on video.

Coffee and Chocolate Almond Toffee | | Quick and easy homemade Toffee with almonds, pretzels and coffee.

Now we can discuss Toffee and all its glory! All it takes is a whisk, some sugar, and lots o’ butter. Chocolate and Coffee, for good measure. Almonds and Pretzels, too.

Can I be honest? I am ALL about the Christmas desserts, but not all about Christmas Cookies.
I can’t believe I just said that out loud. It’s just my truth. Don’t be mad.

This thick, crunchy, chewy and oh-so-sweet Almond Toffee is my kind of Christmas-food.

It’s simple, it’s festive – delicious, of course – and it doesn’t require a candy thermometer. phewwww!

Coffee and Chocolate Almond Toffee | | Quick and easy homemade Toffee with almonds, pretzels and coffee.

It’s about time we get down to it, wouldn’t you say? GO clock-out of work (do people still literally “clock-out”?) and pick up some shugah and buttah on your way home.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Come back tomorrow – I have something special for YOU!




Coffee and Chocolate Almond Toffee | | Quick and easy homemade Toffee with almonds, pretzels and coffee.

Coffee and Chocolate Almond Toffee

Katerina | Diethood
Quick and easy homemade Toffee with almonds, pretzels and coffee.
5 from 4 votes
Servings : 6
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons or 1 cup) butter, cut up in cubes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips , chopped
  • 1/4 cup pretzels , chopped, for topping (optional)


  • Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine butter, sugar and salt in a saucepan; cook over medium-heat, whisking constantly for 8 minutes.
  • Stir in almonds and pretzels; continue to whisk and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and espresso powder.
  • Immediately pour the toffee into the previously prepared pan.
  • Let stand 2 minutes, then sprinkle with chopped chocolate; spread evenly to cover the entire surface.
  • Sprinkle with crushed pretzels, gently pressing into the chocolate.
  • Let stand 2 hours, or until completely cooled.
  • When the toffee has hardened, break it up in pieces.


Store in an airtight container for 2 weeks at room temperature.


Calories: 386 kcal | Carbohydrates: 58 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 312 mg | Potassium: 230 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 39 g | Calcium: 59 mg | Iron: 2.5 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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28 comments on “Coffee and Chocolate Almond Toffee”

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    Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit

    That coffee chocolate almond toffee recipe so extravagant:) I’m afraid I will not find the ingredients for this recipe!

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    Robin Hamilton @Wellness Wires

    These coffee chocolate almond toffee just looks so incredibly delicious and I am so craving a slice right now! Can I post it on my blog?

  3. Oh my! This coffee chocolate almond toffee was delicious – and so easy to make! Thanks so much! Happy Independence Day!

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    Jill Roberts @ WellnessGeeky

    I am obsessed with desserts! This coffee chocolate almond toffee looks absolutely fantastic. Beautiful photos, too. I look forward to trying this.

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    Melissa from

    Toffee has always been one of my favorite treats no matter the time of the year. This one sounds and looks so good that I want to make it right now!

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    Kristy @ Chocolate Slopes

    This combination sounds fantastic! And easy enough for me to try with 3 kiddos running around. Love it!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver}

    Ohhhh kids! hahah AWhen they start whining that you’re talking bad about gramma, just shove a slice of this toffee in their pie holes!

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    Colleen (Souffle Bombay)

    Haha!!! Kids ruin everything….uh-oh…I think one of mine is reading over my shoulder! Love it!. I an dying for a piece of this gorgeous toffee!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    That is hilarious about your song! My girls would have a fit too if I tried to sing it that way. And this toffee, oh yes I need this!

  10. Love it – I do that too but the result? My kids now sing some songs in my version. Ooopsie…no cookies in your house but I am sure everyone is quite happy with this fantastic toffee around. yum

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Hahaha. Your poor girl 😀

    And this looks amazing! Love that it doesn’t require a candy thermometer.

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    Heather | girlichef

    Traumatized! 😉 ha ha ha… I love this kind of candy, and the espresso powder is the clincher – it sounds amazing!

  13. I love salt/sweet combos and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that I wouldn’t have to mess w/ a candy thermometer because, ummm, well, I don’t own one! I’m definitely making some sort of version of this TODAY!

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    Emily @ Life on Food

    Oh yum! This would be great gift but I would be snacking on it before. Hopefully enough would be left to give some away too.

  15. Little kids just don’t appreciate their parents’ humour especially when it comes to their grandmoms (whether it’s Nana or Baba or Oma). As to the candy or cookies for Xmas, I still haven’t started making any of them but toffee topped with white chocolate and candy canes or cranberries are calling to me.

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    Christina @ Christina's Cucina

    Wow, such an easy candy recipe! THere’s no excuse for those with no thermometer! Laughed along with you about your daughter! Kids are too funny! 🙂

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    Martha @ A Family Feast

    This is another one of those times when I seriously wish I could reach inside my computer monitor and grab one! (wouldn’t that be so cool?) YUM-YUM-YUM!!

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking and More

    LOL! Uh-oh, I see years of counseling ahead, Kate! Some things are just too sacred to mess with as far as kids are concerned and one of those is Baba!! Awesome that she came to your mom’s defense.
    Oh, and about that toffee…yeah….

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