- 1 tablespoon plus 2 cups butter, softened, divided
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, melt the remaining butter. Add the sugar, corn syrup and salt; cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 295° (hard-crack stage). Quickly pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until cool, about 1 hour.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips;stir until smooth. Spread over toffee. Sprinkle with pecans. Let stand for 1 hour Break into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 2 pounds.
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"This is one of my favorite and easy to make candy recipes. I make it EVERY holiday season. If I don't get around to it soon enough my kids beg me for it."
"It turned out wonderful!! been making fudge for years, I always used the cold water method for checking what stage I was at. For you beginners, get a class of cold water, drop a bit of the mix in it, if it turns into a ball at bottom of glass, it is hard ball stage. a trick my granny taught me years ago. first time making candy, and did buy a candy thermometer, but still checked the old way!!! went to 300 and made hard ball at bottom of glass!! anyway, taste delious, will make more often!! thank you for recipe!!!!!"
"It was really good! I made it on our electric stove with no problems, and I'm not an expert at making candy! I was even asked for the recipe."
"Gotta try this recipe.. Except, I've gotta a recipe that only uses 3 ingredients, plus nuts and chocolate of your choice.We decided to share with others this year>> http://rscrapz.com/rSweets/English_Toffee/"
"I have been making this for years! I cut the recipe out of a Taste of Home Magazine years ago. If you follow the directions, it is foolproof. People will think you are a master candy maker!"