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Whiskey Toffee Chips

Homemade whiskey toffee bits are so easy to make, and taste so much better than the store bought bag. Try them in cookies!
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By Christie Vanover | Published December 18, 2021 | Last Updated July 11, 2022

bowl of whiskey toffee on Jack Daniel's barrel head

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How to make Homemade Whiskey Toffee Chips

Sure. You can buy toffee chips at the store already made, but if you want to bake the BEST toffee chocolate chip cookies. I highly recommend you make your own toffee chips.

I’ve been making my own for years. It’s sooooo easy.

tray of whiskey toffee pieces.

All you need is 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), 1/2 cup sugar and two tablespoons of liquid. I used to make it with water, but now, I use 1 tablespoon Jack Daniels whiskey and 1 tablespoon water. You can also go with 2 tablespoons whiskey, if you like to live on the wild side. 

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Bring all the ingredients to a rolling boil in a small sauce pot. The Hestan sear station works great as a burner, so I just use that. But you can also do this indoors on your stove. 

toffee boiling in pot

Let the toffee cook, until it reaches the hard crack stage, which is about 300-305F degrees. It will take about 8 minutes and the toffee will quickly change to a caramel color. Don’t take your eyes off of it. It can go from perfect to scorched really fast. 

As soon as you get to that point, pour the toffee onto a lined baking sheet. I like to use Silpat liners. Nothing sticks to them. Spread the toffee out to the thickness you prefer and let it harden. 

whiskey toffee cracked on lined pan

Then, just crack it into small pieces if you’re making toffee chocolate chip cookies. Or, if you want to eat the toffee like candy, keep the pieces larger. You can also add chopped nuts, shredded chocolate and sea salt on top for a delectable treat. 

GCG Tips!

Keep an eye on the pot. It can go from perfect to scorched in seconds.

Have a thermometer handy and shoot for 300-305F degrees. This is considered hard crack stage in candy making. 

Break in small pieces for cookies or larger pieces to serve as candy.

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bowl of whiskey toffee on Jack Daniel's barrel head

Whiskey Toffee

Homemade whiskey toffee bits are so easy to make, and taste so much better than the store bought bag. Try them in cookies!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 1.5 cups


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp Jack Daniel's Whiskey
  • 1 tbsp water
  • pinch salt


  • Place all of the ingredients in a sauce pot over medium high heat. Gently stir, until the butter melts.
  • Bring the ingredients to a boil. Don't stir it. Allow it to boil for about 8 minutes, or until it turns amber and reaches 300-305F degrees.
  • Pour onto a lined baking sheet. Chill.
  • Once it's hard, crack it into pieces.



If you prefer not to use whiskey, use 2 tablespoons of water. 
If you want more whiskey flavor, use 2 tablespoons of whiskey and omit the water. 


Calories: 826kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 1gFat: 61gSaturated Fat: 39gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 541mgPotassium: 20mgSugar: 67gVitamin A: 1891IUCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg

This estimate was created using an online nutrition calculator

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