Our Toffee Recipe

The Toffee Recipe's Secret

Since 1976, Vern's award-winning butter almond toffee has been winning the accolades of toffee lovers around the globe.

We were sent a box of this for Christmas and wondered why anyone would send toffee to Canada. We know now as yours is a fantastic product! My husband is from Scotland where they make great toffee, and he thinks it is superb. Thanks for the toffee, I know we'll be having it again..."
Michelle G.
Saskatoon, SK

Visitors to Vern's Toffee House usually want to know the secret ingredient in our original toffee recipe that makes our toffee so much better than other butter toffee recipes.

Our original toffee recipe's secret has been passed down through the family from our toffee patriarch, Vern. We select only the very finest and freshest natural ingredients--AA grade sweet cream butter, two varieties of wholesome California almonds, sweet western sugar, and a rich dark blend of luscious milk chocolate.

Also, we don't add any artificial preservatives to alter the old-fashioned, home-cooked flavor of Vern's toffee. Our scrumptious almond toffee is always all-natural and gluten-free. And, there's just no substitute for the special care and family pride we put into every step of our candy-making process.

If you find yourself in the area, stop by our candy kitchen for a visit. You will be greeted by a smiling face with a tray of free samples of heavenly toffee. Enjoy the warm aromas of cooking butter, almonds, chocolate, and vanilla.

We're a hands-on operation so you won't see large machinery or mechanized production lines. Instead, you'll see the owners and master candy makers, Patrick and Stefanie O'Neill, working with small crews of toffee specialists. Repeatedly, they meticulously carry out the timeless process of producing each small batch of toffee in copper kettles over an old-fashioned open-flame candy stove, carefully replicating Vern's original toffee recipe.

Our Toffee

Each batch begins with just the right amount of pure rocky mountain water. At just the right time, the sugar and AA grade sweet cream butter are added. Timing and temperature are carefully monitored to determine when to fold in the measured amount of whole plump almonds. Next, the mixture is hand-stirred with wooden paddles over the carefully moderated heat to coax the perfect harmony of sweet, buttery, almond flavor.

Once this magic transformation is complete, the candy is hand-poured onto an old-fashioned steel candy table where it is hand-spread to just the right thickness. Finally, the master candy makers coat both sides with luscious melted milk chocolate and fresh crushed almonds and place the toffee aside to "cure".

But you don't have to visit us to enjoy our delicious toffee. Just click ORDER and your box of Vern's toffee is on its way.

Whether for personal or business gifts or just your own luscious enjoyment, we're sure you'll agree with consumers worldwide, Vern's is the finest, most mouth-wateringly delicious butter almond toffee anywhere.