Easy Sea Salt Toffee

This easy sea salt toffee only has 4 ingredients and is dangerously addictive!

This easy sea salt toffee only has 4 ingredients and is dangerously addictive!

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious candy to make this Christmas, look no further than this easy sea salt toffee! It only requires four ingredients, and it certainly passes the “I can’t stop eating this candy!” test. 🙂 The toffee has a perfect sweet and salty taste, and the texture is deliciously crunchy. I’m serious when I tell you it is addictive! You need to immediately find some people to share this with or you will be in trouble. 🙂 This toffee makes a tasty Christmas gift and is perfect to set out for people to snack on when you have company. Best of all, you probably have all the ingredients to make it in your house right now. It’s so quick and easy to make that you have no excuse – give it a try and let me know if you like it as much as we do.

Easy Sea Salt Toffee is day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats! I will post a new cookie every day for the first 12 days of December. You can see all these recipes from over the years under my Christmas Cookies tag. 🙂 See all of this year’s cookies here: 12 Days of Christmas Treats 2015. Enjoy! And, as always, let me know if you try any and how you liked them.

Easy Sea Salt Toffee

Yield: Serves 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

This easy sea salt toffee only has 4 ingredients and is dangerously addictive!


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt


  1. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Using a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, melt brown sugar and butter, stirring constantly. Boil until a candy thermometer reaches 300º F.
  3. Immediately remove from heat and pour in the prepared pan. Top with chocolate chips and allow chips to begin melting. Spread chocolate evenly over top of toffee with a silicon spatula.
  4. Allow to cool for a couple minutes, then sprinkle sea salt evenly over the top.
  5. Allow to cool completely to harden - overnight on counter or about 30 minutes in the freezer.
  6. Lift hardened toffee off parchment paper and break into candy pieces.
Easy Sea Salt Toffee - only 4 ingredients, and seriously addictive!
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  1. How would you recommend storing toffee or any homemade candy? I find the chocolate doesn’t do well in the refrigerator.

  2. Loved this recipe!! I’ve never made toffee before but decided to try it. I took it to work and everyone LOVED it!!

  3. What type of sea salt did you use coarse and run through grinder or just coarse?

  4. Thank you this is a great recipe. Only thing I changed was a couple drops of vanilla extract due to using salted butter. Great to know I can make this quite cheaply whenever I need

  5. I would love some help troubleshooting. I was stirring quickly, constantly with a heat-safe silicone spoon but the butter kept separating and at the end I had hard caramel swimming in butter. Where did I go wrong?

    • I read on another recipe that you have to use room temperature butter, not cold butter or it will separate!!!  Hope this helps!!

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