No need to abstain from the Christmas candy if it’s low carb and gluten-free. This homemade sugar-free English Toffee has all the buttery goodness of the original.
English toffee is a holiday classic. It’s everywhere you look at this time of year. It’s piled high in store displays, in pretty tins or boxes with coloured bows. It’s the first thing to come out at the office holiday party. And chances are that you will receive some from someone this year, either homemade or store-bought. If you are good, you will be able to ignore that sugary temptation in the festive wrapping, calling your name with increasing persistence. If you’re smart, you will get that box out of your house as soon as humanly possible so it doesn’t continue to nag at your subconscious and undermine all your efforts to say on track with your healthy low carb diet. And if you are REALLY smart, you will battle that high carb Christmas candy with a homemade, sugar-free toffee of your own. Oh yes, it is possible and it is good!
I have called a couple of my other recipes “low carb crack” but this is one that is definitely deserving of that epithet. It’s so tasty that it calls your name even more persistently that the full sugar toffee. At least it did for me and I had some trouble not grabbing a bit here and there whenever I passed through the kitchen. That buttery, caramel-y, chocolatey goodness in a form that didn’t raise my blood sugar was such a delight, but I didn’t want to eat it to the utter exclusion of all healthy food. This is not a treat to be taken lightly, my friends. I suggest you make some with the intention of giving it away or bringing it to a party. Or find a place to hide it on yourself so you don’t eat it all in one go. Because even though it is low carb, it’s still supposed to be a treat!
I topped mine with macadamias because I had some to use up before our move, but you can top yours with whatever nuts you prefer. Or leave the nuts out altogether if that suits you. I also only tried with this Swerve Sweetener because it caramelizes much better than others, so I can only stand behind the results using Swerve.
Serves 12. Each serving has 4.23 g of carbs and 1.87 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 2.36 g.
Food energy: 157kcal; Saturated fatty acids: 7.58g; Total fat: 14.77g; Calories from fat: 132; Cholesterol: 21mg; Carbohydrate: 4.23g; Total dietary fiber: 1.87g; Protein: 1.25g; Sodium: 96mg