Churro Toffee

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Buttery sweet Churro Toffee is a Disneyland favorite. But even if you’ve never been there, you’ll still fall in love with this rich, flavorful candy treat.

If you love easy toffee recipes, be sure to try our reader favorite Saltine Toffee! Or give it a sweet twist and make Christmas Crack instead!

Wooden bowl filled with pieces of churro toffee.

Why this Toffee is Best

Making candy has been my signature dessert through the years. One look at my candy archives and you’ll see I’ve tackled it all. From Divinity to Pralines, and every flavor of fudge in between.

I’ve even made homemade English Toffee.

Today’s toffee dessert is inspired from the Disneyland treat that you may see people sharing on Instagram all the time, even if you have never been to the parks. (and if you think I’m talking about their Churros…you’re close)!

It’s a sweet, buttery toffee topped with white chocolate and cinnamon sugar. And it’s amazing.

Who would have thought the combination of toffee and cinnamon would be such a hit!?

DISNEY FAVORITES: Monte Cristo | Dole Whip

How to Make Churro Toffee

Wooden bowl of churro toffee with one piece upside down to see the toffee side,.

What I love about this recipe is you do NOT need a candy thermometer. You can use one if you prefer, or, if you’re like me, you can eyeball it based upon the COLOR.

  1. First, make sure you have all your ingredients ready to go. You will need to stir constantly, so you can’t walk away.
  2. Prepare your pan by lining a 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside, but near where you are working.
  3. In a saucepan, add the butter, sugar, and salt. Heat over medium heat while stirring constantly. Once the butter is melted, keep stirring as the mixture begins to boil.
  4. The toffee mixture will begin to bubble and boil and you’ll watch it change color. When it changes to the color of raw almonds, that’s when you will remove it from the heat (you’ll see that caramel color!). This takes about 5-8 minutes.
  5. Quickly stir in the vanilla extract and pour onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Using an offset spatula, spread to desired thickness.
  6. In a microwave safe glass bowl, heat Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers for one minute. Stir until smooth and pour over toffee while warm. Sprinkle immediately with cinnamon sugar mixture!

Allow toffee to set and chocolate to harden. When set, break into pieces and enjoy.

Add a piece of toffee to the top of our churro cupcakes!

Piece of white chocolate topped toffee being held up to see the two layers.

Tips and Tricks

Toffee is delicious, and it’s an awesome holiday treat because it can be made ahead of time.

Store cinnamon Toffee in an airtight container for up to one week.

  • If using a candy thermometer, you’ll want to reach 285 degrees.
  • Use store bought cinnamon sugar mix or make my homemade cinnamon sugar blend!
  • Keep toffee stored at room temperature for best results.
  • Pour white chocolate over toffee while the toffee is still warm. This helps keep them from separating layers!
Wooden oval shaped bowl filled with pieces of churro flavored toffee.

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Churro Toffee

4.73 from 11 votes
By: Aimee
Buttery sweet Churro Toffee is a Disneyland favorite. But even if you've never been there, you'll still fall in love with this rich, flavorful candy treat.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 32 pieces

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Ghirardelli White Chocolate Wafers
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon sugar blend
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Instructions 

  • Line a 15×10-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, add butter, sugar, and salt over medium heat while stirring constantly. Once the butter is melted, keep stirring as the mixture begins to boil.
  • The toffee mixture will begin to bubble and boil and you’ll watch it change color. When it changes to the color of raw almonds, that’s when you will remove it from the heat (you’ll see that caramel color!). This takes about 5-8 minutes.
  • Quickly stir in the vanilla extract and pour onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Using an offset spatula, spread to desired thickness.
  • In a microwave safe glass bowl, heat Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers for one minute. Stir until smooth and pour over toffee while warm. Sprinkle immediately with cinnamon sugar mixture!
  • Allow toffee to set and chocolate to harden. When set, break into pieces and enjoy.

Notes

  • If using a candy thermometer, remove from heat when it reaches 285 degrees F.
  • Keep toffee in airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 28mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g
Course: Candy
Cuisine: American
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Buttery sweet Churro Toffee is a Disneyland favorite. But even if you’ve never been there, you’ll still fall in love with this rich, flavorful candy treat.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on January 30, 2020

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