Toffee Candy Recipe
Toffee Candy Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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This crunchy toffee is covered with milk chocolate and topped off with a generous sprinkling of pecans.—Janice Cranor, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
MAKES:
40 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
40 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 cups butter, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans

Directions

Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, melt the remaining butter. Add sugar and water; cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage).
Quickly pour into prepared pan. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread over toffee. Sprinkle with pecans. Let stand until set, about 1 hour. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds.
Originally published as Toffee Candy in Country Woman

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce: 174 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 cups butter, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  1. Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, melt the remaining butter. Add sugar and water; cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage).
  2. Quickly pour into prepared pan. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread over toffee. Sprinkle with pecans. Let stand until set, about 1 hour. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds.
Originally published as Toffee Candy in Country Woman

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crashandburn2 User ID: 8711501 242393
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"Toffee was easy to make and taste very good. I think that there was too much butter as I made it once before and t was very greases and I thought it was because I butter the pan to much so this time I did not and it has too much butter on it you have to wipe the toffee off before you eat it. I may try again and use less butter I hope it works as I don't want to waste the ingredients."

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mht07 User ID: 1679053 193574
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"Very easy and lots of compliments. Don't have a candy thermometer so cooked until light brown and checked for hard crack by dropping a bit into cold water. I used a whole package of dark bittersweet chocolate chips and 1 cup of finely chopped pecans which I pressed lightly into the chocolate. Delicious and addictive!!"

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urbanfarmgirl User ID: 6163738 125648
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"This was very easy and very good. However, I think there was a mix up in the measurements for the chocolate chips and the pecans. No way was 1 cup of chips enough to cover all that toffee generously and the 1 1/2 cups of pecans called for would be far to overwhelming, for my taste anyway. Next time I think I will switch the measurements on those 2 items and also melt the chocolate chips before I put them on the toffee. Much easier to spread that way."

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