Maple Candy \\ Sweet Laurel

This recipe was inspired by English Toffee. Here’s a paleo, refined sugar-free version of the delicious treat, It doesn’t have the firm ‘bark’ texture of English Toffee, but definitely has ALL the flavor. Once cut, keep refrigerated until serving for best results. Enjoy!

Maple Candy \ Sweet Laurel

Maple Candy \ Sweet Laurel

Maple Candy \ Sweet Laurel

Maple Candy



16 tablespoons grass-fed butter *

1 cup maple syrup

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups coarsely chopped almonds (divided)

1/2 cup chocolate chips (recipe below)



Melt butter and maple syrup in saucepan over medium to high heat. Allow to come to a soft boil. Bubbles will deep brown.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, then 1/2 the almonds. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Top with chocolate chips. After two minutes, spread chocolate chips evenly over toffee. The chips will be melting.

Top with remaining almonds and put in refrigerator until nice and firm. Break into small pieces and enjoy!


Homemade chocolate chips



4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate (100% cacao)

1 tablespoon maple syrup (or more depending on how dark you like it)


Break baking chocolate into one-inch piece and place in a thick saucepan or double boiler. Melt baking chocolate over a very low heat.  When melted, add agave and stir.  Pour chocolate onto parchment paper and spread into a rectangle, about 8×12 inches.  Place parchment in freezer. Once hardened (will take a few minutes), break off pieces and use as needed.  Store in freezer.

*Unfortunately, coconut oil or ghee will not work as a substitute for this recipe

3 thoughts on “Maple Candy \\ Sweet Laurel

  1. J. Rose

    I always make your recipes and love them all! I wanted to ask- does the toffee remain crisp or soften up when it’s out of the fridge for a bit? Deciding if this is a stay at home treat or if it can stand a car ride and remain crisp.
    Thank you!

    1. sweetlaurel Post author

      Hello! So happy to hear you love our recipes!

      This will soften a bit. It will last a car ride if you keep it on ice until serving! I is super delicious, especially with a bowl of vanilla ice cream ;).


      1. J. Rose

        Merry Christmas and thank you!
        I made the candy and it came out beautifully! I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how brown to brown the maple syrup and butter but it came out perfect! This is going to be a new Christmas tradition!


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