Christmas Toffee Recipe With Pecans

Christmas Toffee Recipe With Pecans Toffee With Pecans Recipe from Christopher's Kitchen on EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

By Christopher Taylor

This toffee recipe comes from our wonderful neighbor in Minnesota, Mrs. Ruth, who makes this toffee each year for Christmas. It’s a favorite! One of her sister’s nieces makes it as gifts for 75 people, so it’s definitely popular. You’ll need a candy thermometer, and remember to grease (with butter) the pans before you start. Here we go!

Mrs. Ruth’s Christmas Toffee Recipe

1 lb butter, salted  (real butter!)
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 1/2 cups pecans, finely chopped
bar chocolate (about 16 oz. Break into pieces before melting. I like to go upscale with Ghirardelli Chocolate!)

Melt butter with vinegar. Add sugar and 1/2 cup pecans.
Boil over medium heat in a heavy 3 quart saucepan; stir constantly (it will burn easily!).
At 300 degrees on a candy thermometer (this usually takes about 30 min.) quickly remove saucepan from heat and immediately pour toffee onto 2 to 3 buttered pizza or cookie pans; spread thin.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler; spread over toffee. Sprinkle remainder of chopped pecans on top and press into warm chocolate. Let pans cool. Break toffee into bite-size pieces and store in an air-tight container. You won’t need a big container, because by the time you get the toffee INTO the container, there won’t be much left.

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Christmas Toffee Recipe With Pecans — 2 Comments

  1. I love toffee but I have never tried it with pecans before. I am definitely going to try this. It looks very yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    • Hi John,

      It’s a little like the flavor you get with pralines – pecan & caramel. Sounds like you are going to be busy in the kitchen!

      Cheers,
      Lisa

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