Easy Keto English Toffee: A Delicious & Low-Carb Holiday Treat (Vegan & Paleo Friendly!)

Craving a festive treat without the sugar crash? Look no further than this easy keto English toffee recipe! It’s bursting with flavor, incredibly addictive, and secretly low-carb and sugar-free. Perfect for gifting or enjoying at home during the holidays!

What is English Toffee?

Think of thicker, chewier, butterier candy compared to traditional toffee, often with nuts and a decadent chocolate layer. This keto version keeps the classic taste without compromising your dietary needs.

Only 4 Ingredients Needed!

This recipe is incredibly simple to make, requiring just a handful of ingredients:

  • High-quality butter:¬†Grass-fed or high-quality regular butter works best.
  • Sweetener:¬†We recommend a¬†homemade brown sugar substitute¬†for optimal results.
  • Keto chocolate chips:¬†Top your toffee with your favorite keto-friendly chocolate for an extra layer of deliciousness.
  • Chopped nuts (optional):¬†Add a delightful crunch with finely chopped almonds or pecans.

Tips for Success:

  • Candy thermometer:¬†This is a¬†must-have tool¬†to ensure perfect toffee consistency without burning or separation.
  • Non-stick saucepan:¬†Ensures even heating throughout the cooking process.

Easy Instructions:

  1. Prep your pan: Line a small loaf pan with parchment paper and sprinkle with chopped nuts (if using).
  2. Combine butter and sweetener:¬†In a saucepan,¬†heat the butter and sweetener on low,¬†stirring frequently.¬†Once bubbling,¬†add your candy thermometer and cook until it reaches 300¬įF (hard crack stage).
  3. Remove from heat and whisk: Take the pan off the heat and whisk vigorously to prevent separation.
  4. Pour and cool: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and let it sit for a few minutes.
  5. Chocolate magic: Top with chocolate chips, cover with foil for 5 minutes, then spread the chocolate with a spatula.
  6. Refrigerate and enjoy! Once firm, break into pieces and savor your delicious keto treat.

Storing Your Toffee:

  • Room temperature:¬†Store in a sealed container for up to a week.
  • Refrigeration:¬†Extends shelf life to a month.
  • Freezing:¬†While possible,¬†freezing can affect the texture.¬†Wrap in parchment paper and store in a ziplock bag.

Dietary Options:

  • Paleo:¬†Use grass-fed butter and sugar-free chocolate chips.
  • Vegan:¬†Opt for dairy-free butter and chocolate chips.


Enjoy this guilt-free indulgence this holiday season! With its simple preparation, delicious taste, and low-carb benefits, this keto English toffee is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Keto, Vegan, Paleo English Toffee Recipe

This holiday season, delight in this simple and delicious English toffee, tailored for a keto, vegan, and paleo diet. With just 4 ingredients, this "toffee crack" is a guilt-free indulgence. It's also gluten-free!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 162 kcal


  • 1 cup butter use vegan butter for a vegan option
  • 1/2 cup allulose or brown sugar substitute
  • 1 cup keto-friendly chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped raw almonds


  • Line a small loaf or square pan with parchment paper. Spread the chopped almonds in the pan and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine the butter and sugar substitute. Heat on low until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves, stirring regularly.
  • When the mixture starts bubbling, insert a candy thermometer. Stir every 30 seconds, heating until it reaches 300¬įF (hard crack stage). Remove from heat immediately.
  • Continue stirring off the heat to prevent separation. Pour the mixture over the almonds in the prepared pan. Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over the toffee. Cover with foil and let sit for 5 minutes. Then, spread the chocolate evenly using a rubber spatula.
  • Refrigerate until the toffee is firm. Break it into pieces before serving.


Storage Tips
  • Room Temperature: Store in a sealed container for up to a week.
  • Refrigerator: Keeps well for at least a month.
  • Freezer: Wrap in parchment and store in a ziplock bag. Note that texture may change upon thawing.
Nutritional Information (per piece)
  • Calories: 162 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Potassium: 1 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Vitamin A: 150 IU
  • Vitamin C: 0.8 mg
  • Calcium: 30 mg
  • Iron: 0.5 mg
  • Net Carbs: 3 g

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