Buttery Toffee

It's a holiday candy classic! But with only 5 ingredients, this buttery toffee can be enjoyed any time of year!


3 servings


1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


Heat sugar, butter and water to boiling in heavy 2-quart saucepan, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium. Cook about 13 minutes, stirring constantly, to 300°F/149°C (hard crack stage) on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water separates into hard, brittle threads. (Watch carefully so mixture does not burn.)

Immediately pour toffee onto ungreased large baking sheet. If necessary, quickly spread mixture to 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand about 1 minute or until chips are completely softened. Spread softened chocolate evenly over toffee. Sprinkle with pecans.

Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour, or refrigerate if desired, until firm. Break into bite-size pieces.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Stand Time: 1 hour

Additional Information

For gift giving, fill decorative tins with Toffee, separating layers with colored plastic wrap, colored tissue paper or wax paper.

When making toffee, a long spatula with a narrow metal blade is a good tool to have close by. You'll use it to both spread the toffee and the melted chocolate chips quickly and easily.


Store in airtight container.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 90 (Calories from Fat 65), Total Fat 7 g (Saturated Fat 4 g); Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 35 mg; Total Carbohydrate 7 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g); Protein 0 g

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