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Chocolate Pecan Toffee

Toffee is a classic dessert that's perfect for gift-giving or holiday parties.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • Candy thermometer
  • Whisk
  • 15x10 inch baking pan greased with butter
  • Spatula
  • Space in the freezer or fridge for the baking pan
  • 4-quart saucepan (or larger)


  • 4 sticks of salted butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup of pecan pieces
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Ground pecans pecan dust
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Cut the butter into small pieces and place in the saucepan along with the sugar and the water.
  • Put the stove on medium heat. Stir with a whisk continually until the mixture reaches 305 degrees on the candy thermometer. It takes between 25-35 minutes usually.
  • Once the mixture reaches 305 degrees, remove from the heat, add the vanilla extract and stir. Watch out, because it will give off steam.
  • Then, add the pecan pieces to the mixture and stir.
  • Pour the toffee into the greased pan and use the spatula to spread it out.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the toffee and wait a few minutes for them to soften. You may need a little more than a cup depending on your sprinkle technique, so have the bag handy for more. Then, spread them into a smooth layer with the spatula.
  • Sprinkle the pecan dust on top of the chocolate.
  • Put the toffee in the freezer/fridge for at least 30 minutes to cool.
  • When the chocolate pecan toffee is hard, you can break it into bite-sized pieces and enjoy!
Keyword Candy, Pecan Chocolate Toffee, Toffee, Treats