Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Toffee

August 8, 2010

in American,Confections & Candies,Recipes


There are a number of reasons why food bloggers might plan a get together.

Perhaps it’s to finally meet long-time fellow food blogger friends in person.

Many times we get together for a worthy cause.

Since we love what we do, we are always looking for ways to learn and improve our craft; we’ll get together for that.

However, regardless of the circumstance that might bring us together there is one thing you can be certain of… rarely does one show up empty-handed.



Those who know me, know that I usually show up with a batch or two of french macarons. And, anyone who knows Rachael of La Fuji Mama knows without a doubt that she will most likely show up with a delicious batch of Fuji Nana’s Deadly Chocolate Almond Toffee.

Which, while we are on the subject I really think should be renamed to “Fuji Nana’s Dangerous Chocolate Almond Toffee” because:

a)You run the risk of not being able to control yourself once you have possession of said toffee.

b)You can end up with a chocolate dipped chin or a chocolate dipped lens.

c)You might turn your head at the bowl of oatmeal you had planned on having for breakfast, and have this instead.

So consider yourself warned…



Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Toffee
inspired from Fuji Nana’s Deadly Chocolate Almond Toffee

1 cup roasted unsalted hazelnuts
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon hazelnut liqueur
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped or ground walnuts

1. Line a baking sheet with foil or a Silpat, spinkle the hazelnuts in a single layer over the over baking sheet to cover an area of approx 9 X 12; set aside.

2. In a heavy saucepan or copper pan combine butter, sugar and salt. Cook over high heat stirring constantly until the candy reaches 300 degrees F (Hard Crack stage) this step takes between 5 – 7 minutes. Remove for heat, stir in hazelnut liqueur, and quickly pour candy over the hazelnuts; allow to cool completely.

3. Melt chocolate in the microwave oven in intervals of 40 seconds at 50% power and stirring inbetween until chocolate is soft enough to spread. Spread chocolate mixture over cooled toffee and sprinkle with your favorite ground nut. Allow chocolate to cool completely before breaking toffee into bite-size pieces.


Here’s a batch of Fuji Nana’s Deadly Chocolate Almond Toffee I made a couple of weeks ago. Mmm Mmm Mmm…

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maria August 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I can tell I will be addicted!

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2 Nancy August 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Oh, heavens not you too??? Man, I thought it was bad enough having to resist La Fuji Mama's toffee… now this. You two are killin' me here!!! Hazelnuts and Frangelico (sigh) – I honestly don't know if I am gonna survive this – LOL!!!

I couldn't agree more about food bloggers – looking forward to the next time I see you – and maybe get my hands on some of that toffee!!!!

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3 Elin August 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Wow…sinfully rich but just the same I am drooling at this dark chocolate hazelnut Toffee! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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4 Fuji Nana August 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. All I need is the hazelnuts. I'll be hitting Trader Joe's (Do they have them?) when their doors open in the morning.

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5 Marisa August 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Beautiful photos and beautiful toffee. I know for sure that wouldn't be able to stop eating this.

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6 Kim (Liv Life) August 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Looks absolutely fantastic!!

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7 Chele August 8, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Excellent! I'll be meeting up with some fellow food bloggers on Saturday and I think these will be the perfect treat to take along! Thanks for sharing ;0)

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8 Simply Life August 9, 2010 at 3:20 am

oh my gosh, that looks amaaaaazing!

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9 Belinda @zomppa August 9, 2010 at 5:11 am

Thank goodness I just ate breakfast…or you're right. I love love love toffee. This makes such great gifts!

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10 Fuji Mama August 9, 2010 at 7:02 am

Josie– Woot! LOVE this twist! What? Chocolate dipped chins? Who would be silly enough to let that happen? NOT ME!!!! LOL ;)

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11 Cookin' Canuck August 9, 2010 at 7:44 am

Oh goodness, does this every look addictive. I'm certain I would be snacking on this all day long.

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12 Jeanne August 9, 2010 at 7:55 am

Good thing I just ate my oatmeal this morning. But maybe I'll have some of this for lunch!

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13 Brie: Le Grand Fromage August 9, 2010 at 8:26 am

wow, i have got to make me some of this – sinfully delicious.

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14 Runners Fuel August 9, 2010 at 9:19 am

Looks like something I can actually make.

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15 Pink Little Cake August 9, 2010 at 9:30 am

Wow, that looks good!

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16 ravienomnoms August 9, 2010 at 10:45 am

Looks so good! I just wanna take a bite!

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17 TheChocolatePriestess August 9, 2010 at 10:49 am

Yum! I've tested and reviewed several types of toffee over our year and a half but never tried to make it from scratch. Perhaps I'll try that for our Christmas party this year.

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18 Mollie August 9, 2010 at 11:08 am

YUM! Haha, I'm eating oatmeal right now…wishing I had that!

And speaking of food bloggers with worthy causes – this is a great one!

http://eatrunread.blogspot.com/2010/08/pillow-cookie-giveaway-for-niger.html

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19 May Ling Wu August 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

This looks like a terrible diet breaker. I can see myself eating the whole batch at once!

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20 Evan Thomas August 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm

This sounds epic!

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21 juliana August 10, 2010 at 8:27 am

OMG! and some of these now!
but i wont make them… i'll probably it them all in 5 seconds!

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22 marla {family fresh cooking} August 10, 2010 at 9:38 am

Josie, these photos are beautiful & so tempting. You and Fujimama sure know how to show up with gorgeous goodies indeed. This toffee looks sinful & delish. :) xo

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23 My Man's Belly August 10, 2010 at 11:04 am

Funny, I didn't read how quickly this disappeared in your house. Why do I think it was barely cool before it was inhaled? LOL

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24 baking.serendipity August 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm

That looks delicious!

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25 angela@spinachtiger August 11, 2010 at 5:09 am

This looks so good, like something I could give away as gift too. My mom will die for this.

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26 Wheels and Lollipops August 11, 2010 at 5:29 am

Oh this looks delicious, need to find someone to make this for !!!

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27 Damaris August 11, 2010 at 10:29 am

I'm a food blogger too and you can come to my house anytime and bring me treats. Yes please! I've been munching on toffee with macadamia nuts. yum.

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28 Meal Replacement Diets August 11, 2010 at 11:24 am

Looks dangerous if in the wrong hands or stomach. What a great recipe for a snack I am sure I won't be able to keep in the house. There goes my husbands waist line.

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29 Sippity Sup August 12, 2010 at 5:42 am

A Daydreamy take on the famous toffee. GREG

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30 Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] August 14, 2010 at 9:51 am

Oh yumm!! You can come over with these treats anytime, and I'll organise an event for you :)

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31 Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite August 15, 2010 at 9:22 am

Having tasted Fuji Nana's deadly toffee recently I can attest to the fact that it is, indeed, deadly. And dangerous. This one looks awesome too – love the twists!

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32 pegasuslegend August 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I absolutely love this candy can eat it anytime…yours looks sinful! amazing!

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33 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction August 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm

That looks incredible! I wish I had the ingredients to whip up a batch right now… but perhaps it's better that I don't. I'm sure I'd eat the whole thing!

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34 mysimplefood August 16, 2010 at 10:25 am

Sweet!!! Absolutely sinfully good :)

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35 bunkycooks August 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Oh, my! The Bunkycooks just purchased some homemade toffee on a road trip and it was to die for. Wish I didn't know this recipe…it looks very similar. I guess I will have to make it now!

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36 Chase August 20, 2010 at 10:37 am

That looks great I have never seen better looking food. But I wonder what they cooked there food in. I bet they cooked it in a copper pan. Copper pans always cook the best foods that is why I always go to http://www.buycoppercookware.com to widen my pan collection.

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37 Debbie August 28, 2010 at 12:59 am

Well you are welcome to come visit me anytime you want! I tried making toffee once and the top kept breaking off :-/ This looks like a solid recipe to try next, thanks!

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