Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Chewy Caramels (Toffee)

Thinking of caramel toffees, makes me feel nostalgic. During my primary school days, birthdays of friends would make any of us excited and the main reason behind that being the caramel toffees that the birthday boy/girl would give us! Apart from chewing the toffees, playing with the wrapper by pulling it from either side with all our strength was even more fun!

I had some condensed milk remaining after making caramel custard and while I was browsing for some interesting recipes with condensed milk, I stumbled upon a youtube video by Nigerian Food TV that showed a 3 ingredient easy toffee recipe. I tried it immediately and am very happy to share the recipe with you all here.

  • Butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Condensed milk - 300 grams (You can use one full tin too)
  • Vanilla essence - 1/4 teaspoon (optional)

  1. Melt butter in a pan (preferably non-stick pan) and add condensed milk to it
  2. Keep stirring continuously and once the milk starts to boil, add the essence to it
  3. Continue to stir and you will notice that the milk thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan. Keep scraping the edges to avoid crystallization
  4. After about 15 minutes, you will notice the color changing to light brown. Switch off the heat at this stage
  5. Take an aluminium foil or butter paper and grease it. Spread the caramel on to it and level it with the back of a spoon
  6. Allow it to cool for 15-20 minutes
  7. Cut them into desired shapes
  8. You can also wrap them as shown and it would be a perfect gift!

  • It is better to wrap the caramels in wax paper or foil, put them in a zip pouch and refrigerate them. This is the best option for storage in any hot and humid regions (a useful tip from

Yummy chewy caramels are ready! But BEWARE.. They can be really addictive!! 

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