Copycat Heath Bars are easy to make at home with this homemade Heath Bars recipe. The best thing about this recipe is that you can control the ingredients.
It is no secret I love copycat recipes. I enjoy coming up with homemade versions of our favorite foods.
If you love heath bars, or English toffee type candy bars, you will love these. They really are as good as the real thing.
I love that I can control the ingredients. This allows me to make sure they are gluten free and nut free if I need them to be.
If you love nuts added to homemade toffee sprinkle a few chopped nuts on the top of the chocolate when you spread it on.
Homemade Heath Bars are one of my favorite homemade candies to make. I eat way too many of them when I make them.
Homemade candy is also fun to serve at Christmas parties and give away as gifts during the holidays. And what better gift to give than a plate of homemade candy bars.
How To Make Homemade Toffee
This homemade candy does require a candy thermometer and has quite a few steps, but don’t let that keep you from making them. You have to be careful working with the hot sugar mixture, but they are worth it.
You have a layer of homemade toffee.
Then a layer of chocolate on top.
When it hardens you break it into pieces. It is an easy and delicious homemade candy!
Five ingredients are all you need for this homemade copycat candy.
- light corn syrup
- chocolate chips
If you love homemade candy you might enjoy these:
- Homemade Crunch Bars
- Homemade Three Musketeers Bars
- Homemade Mounds Bars
- Homemade Snickers Bars
- Chocolate Covered Cherries
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 cups butter, at room temperature, divided
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Grease a 15-in. x 10-inch pan with 1 tablespoon butter and set aside. ( I use my silpat mat here for lining the pan and it works great.)
- In a large pan, melt the remaining butter. Add the sugar, corn syrup and salt. And cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 295 degrees. This is hard-crack stage. Be careful doing this part because it is hot and you don't want to burn yourself.
- Quickly, and I do mean quickly before it hardens, pour into 15 x10 inch pan.
- Let stand at room temperature until completely cooled and hardened. This will take about 2 hrs.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Spread over toffee.
- Let stand for 1 hour, you can also put this in the fridge to harden the chocolate up.
- Break into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
Put it into boxes or small containers for a delicious homemade gift.
Originally published November 2011. Updated December 2022.