Toffee is a confection made by boiling molasses or sugar (creating inverted sugar) along with butter, and occasionally flour. The mixture is heated until its temperature reaches the hard crack stage of 150-160°C (302–320°F). While being prepared, toffee is sometimes mixed with nuts or raisins.
Caramel refers to a range of confections that are beige to dark brown in color, derived from the caramelization of one or several types of sugars, often occurring in the traditional cooking method of a sweet. Caramel can provide the flavor in puddings and desserts, a filling in candies, or a topping for custards and ice creams. Caramel is made by heating sugar slowly to around 170 °C (338 °F).
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