In Swedish we call this “knäck”. It’s a common type of homemade candy consisting of syrup, sugar and cream cooked together, often flavored with chopped nuts!

‘Knäck’: Swedish Toffee [Vegan]

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  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup oat cream or soy cream
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts


  1. Combine all ingredients except the nuts in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat and let it simmer for about an hour. You should see small bubbles all the time. If it stops bubbling, the temperature has gone too low.
  2. Stir from time to time.
  3. After about an hour you can do a test: Drop a drop of the butterscotch in a glass of cold water. If the drop solidifies it’s ready. If it flows out and mixes with the water, it needs to boil a little bit more.
  4. When the butterscotch is ready, add the nuts into the mix or sprinkle on top.
  5. Pour the butterscotch onto small paper molds or a parchment paper and let it sit in the fridge for at least 60 minutes. If you don’t use molds, let the butterscotch sit in the freezer for an additional 30 minutes before you cut it. Use parchment paper to wrap the candies.

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