The holidays and making this easy, delicious toffee recipe go hand-in-hand for me. Candy making in general is always something I always do around the holidays – especially for Christmas! But this toffee tops the list of holiday candies – and I find myself making it throughout the year!
Toffee is really so easy to make once you figure out a couple of basics, that you can easily make a few batches within an hour or so! It makes delicious gifts to share with friends and family or to serve throughout the holiday season or anytime you wish!
- 1 cup roasted pecans divided (optional)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks
- 1 cup chocolate chips
How To Prepare
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat, such as a Silpat. If using nuts, sprinkle 1/2 cup roasted pecans on top and spread evenly.
Using a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, melt brown sugar and butter, stirring constantly. Boil until a candy thermometer reaches 300º F. Immediately remove from heat and pour over roasted nuts. Top with chocolate chips and allow chips to begin melting. Spread chocolate evenly over top of toffee with a silicon spatula. Allow to cool for about five minutes before adding remaining roasted pecans.
If omitting the roasted pecans from your recipe, consider sprinkling top of chocolate with sea salt.
Allow to cool completely to harden – overnight on counter or about 20 minutes in the freezer. Lift hardened toffee off parchment paper or silpat and break into candy pieces.
Optional: for thicker toffee pieces (as pictured), I line a 7×11 casserole dish with parchment paper rather than using a baking sheet. Freezing time increases to 30 minutes.