Triple-Nut Toffee

Perfect for a holiday gift, these chocolates go together fast, with melted chocolate blended with three kinds of nuts.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 36

1/3
cup chopped pecans
1/3
cup slivered almonds
1/3
cup cashew halves and pieces
1/2
packed brown sugar
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup water
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Spread nuts in pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Pour into small bowl; set aside. Set aside pan with foil to use in step 3.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in heavy 2-quart saucepan, cook sugars, butter and water over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, until mixture comes to a full boil. Boil 20 to 25 minutes, stirring frequently, until candy thermometer reaches 300°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard brittle strand.
  • 3 Stir in 1/2 cup of the nuts; immediately pour toffee into same foil-lined pan. Quickly spread mixture to 1/4-inch thickness with rubber spatula. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand about 1 minute or until chips are completely softened. Spread softened chocolate evenly over toffee. Sprinkle with remaining nuts.
  • 4 Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm. Break into pieces. Store in tightly covered container.

Expert Tips

For an extra-decadent dessert, sprinkle broken pieces of toffee over ice cream.

You can use whatever chocolate is your favorite in this tasty toffee—dark, milk, white—it's your call.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Piece
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.