4 Ingredient Toffee

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

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup water
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans

  • 1 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 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.)
  • 2 Immediately pour toffee onto ungreased large cookie 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.
  • 3 Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour, or refrigerate if desired, until firm. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
35 mg
35 %;
Total Carbohydrate
7 g
7 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.