Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pecan Toffee




The holiday's just would not be a hit without toffee! Yum, I love the buttery, chewy, crunch of toffee. This recipe is so easy to make, fool proof and fun. A great one to get the kids involved.
A little different this toffee is made with pecans instead of traditional walnuts.


1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans, roasted and divided
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of butter, (2 sticks)
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips


Roughly chop your pecans, place on cookie sheet and toast in oven until fragrant. Spread one cup of roasted pecans onto a buttered cookie sheet. Bring sugar and the next three ingredients to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until mixture is a golden brown peanut butter color and the candy thermometer registers 290˙ to 310.˙ Pour sugar mixture over roasted pecans on cookie sheet.

Sprinkle with chocolate chip, and let sit for 30 seconds, so the chips can melt. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.
Chill for 1 hour. Break into bite size pieces.



  1. This is the best Christmas treat to give as gifts.

  2. Man you've been making me drool all week! Lol... Yummy stuff!

  3. OMGoodness! This is sooooo amazing looking. Was just at Audrey's today and finally brought her some of the goodies you sent. It was tough not eating hers! :) She's coming over next Tuesday to do some baking. We're going to try your turtles for sure, this toffee might be on the list of things to make. Could be a real comedy to see! :) Kathy


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