Buttercrunch Toffee Recipe
Fill up a tray or tin with this traditional candy topped with chocolate and nuts. It really says “Christmas” in a yummy way.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing YIELD:16 servings
- 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
- 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted, divided
- 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with foil; grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter. Sprinkle 1 cup pecans into prepared pan; set aside.
- 2. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, water and the remaining butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 290° (soft-crack stage). Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour into prepared pan (do not scrape sides of saucepan).
- 3. Sprinkle with chocolate; spread with a knife when melted. Sprinkle with the remaining pecans. Let stand until set, about 1 hour. Break into pieces. Yield: 1 pound.
1 ounce equals 266 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.
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