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Delicious Nut Toffee with Himalayan Sea Salt Recipe

by Pam on April 24, 2013

This Nut Toffee is, in my opinion, one of the best toffees I have ever tasted. I do have a few words of advice before attempting the recipe.  Use a wooden or stainless steel spoon when stirring the toffee. Plastic spoons will melt. I learned this the hard way.  Also, be careful when stirring. The mixture is extremely hot and can cause severe burns. Once again, I learned this the hard way and have a scar to show for my efforts.   When mixing the ingredients use the best quality ingredients available, it will make a huge difference in the taste. The salt on top of the toffee adds a gourmet touch and is an amazing flavor boost.   While I love this toffee plain, to make it spectacular, place 6 ounces of chocolate, broken into pieces, on top of the toffee. Spread across the top when melted.


Delicious Nut Toffee with Himalayan Sea Salt Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 10

Delicious Buttery Toffee with toasted nuts and sprinkled with Himalayan Sea Salt.
  • 1½ cups mixed nuts
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Himalayan Sea Salt

  1. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and toast for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until browned. Meanwhile, add butter and sugar to a large saucepan and heat on high, stirring constantly, until butter begins to melt. Turn heat to medium and stir constantly until mixture is dissolved and no lumps remain. This takes approximately 6 minutes. Remove for heat and stir in the vanilla. Immediately add nuts and spread on a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle the top with Himalayan Sea Salt. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes. Break into pieces and serve.

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I received a Gourmet Sea Salt sampler from the Spice Lab with six tubes  of the best tasting and hardest to find flavors in the world:

  • No. 3     Citron SilverFlake Finishing Sea Salt 
  • No. 6    Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt  
  • No. 8    Hickory Smoked Sea Salt 
  • No. 13  Hawaiian Black Lava (Medium) Sea Salt – Hawaii USA 
  • No. 40  Himalayan Crystal Pink Fine Grain 
  • No. 43  Persian Blue Diamond (Fine)  Rock Salt

The package contained a list informing me how each salt could be used, with fish, soups and sauces, vegetables, red meat, or chicken, and whether to use the salt for cooking, finishing or at the table.  The collection arrived when I was out of town and my children literally met me at the door to ask how soon they could try the salt. After I had made photos they used the enclosed spoon and had a “salt tasting” party.  Since then they have visited the website and asked me to purchase more varieties they can try.  I can’t keep up with the list.

We’ve used the Hickory Smoked Sea Salt mixed in with grilled burgers, the Alderwood Smoked Seas Salt in veggies and are continuing to experiment.  The different varieties of salt really do make a difference in the flavor of dishes.


Do you have a favorite variety of Gourmet salt?


I received a sampler to test with my family. Regardless, all opinions are my own and I was not asked to post anything but my honest opinion.


Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley - Embracing Beauty April 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

Ohh that looks yummy and I love the fun sea salt varieties. My husband would really like that…maybe for Father’s Day!


Elma Placeres Dieppa April 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Yum! I love the ea salt collection, almost as much as I love salted sweets! I’ll have to keep an eye out for that.


Kristyn April 24, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I love toffee and nuts! that looks and sounds so yummy :)


Carlee Colonneso April 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Yum! I love salty and sweet. Who knew there where so many different kinds of sea salt. I learned something new today.


Grace Hodgin April 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I love your little salt lab you have there. This recipe looks great so I’m going to have to find some of this salt so I can make it.


Jennifer Wagner (@jenwag57) April 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Sounds great. Wish I had some right now.


brett April 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

oh, i LOVE sea salt! this looks so GOOD!!


Dawn Lopez April 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Wow! That looks crazy delicious!

I’ve never heard of these, they sound amazing! I’d love to try Hickory Smoked Sea Salt!


Homeschooling Mom April 24, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Hi Pam,

Black Lava Sea Salt – anything with that in it is bound to be amazing!

I am new to trying sea salt but that toffee looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! Yummies!

Have a wonderful week,



Erika Bragdon April 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I have never tried that before, but would love to – it sounds delicious!


Marina April 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Mmmm yum. Salty and sweet. Pinning this to try and perhaps will add a mix of dried fruit too ;)


Janel C. April 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

That salt display is so cool! My hubs loves to play with different oils and salts so I think he would really love that. Gotta check it out as a Father’s day gift!


Daisy April 24, 2013 at 5:57 pm

This recipe is amazing! We forgot that it was administrative professionals day, so I quickly whipped up this recipe and everyone loved it.


Matthew's Mom April 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Pam, you always have the best recipes! This is a really good one!


Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired April 24, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Ooh, interesting! I have started cooking more and more with sea salt. I like it’s flavor and that you can use less of it. I’ll have to give this recipe a try sometime.


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell April 24, 2013 at 7:48 pm

That would just be way too fun to experiment with! Your recipe sounds fabulous too!


Ronni Keller April 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm

That looks all kinds of crazy good! Addicting even! LOL
Saving this to make later for sure


Pam April 24, 2013 at 8:58 pm

It is addicting, Ronni. I finally had to give a bunch of it away because I couldn’t stop eating it. :)


Jennifer Wiliams April 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I love trying to create new things in the kitchen. This sounds delicious. I have never heard of the salts adn will have to check them out.


JulieK April 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I’m just learning about the benefits of Himalayan sea salt, and this recipe looks delicious!


Tonia April 25, 2013 at 12:58 am

Oh Yum!!!


Peggy April 26, 2013 at 5:39 am

I did not realize there were so many types of salt. I don’t eat much salt and I use it on regular food. I would love to try it when it will make a different kind of difference in foods.


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