Chocolate pecan toffee with sea salt
Okay pals grab a glass of milk-
This actually turned out SO good! I hadn’t even had it out of the freezer for 5 minutes before the boys came in and nearly ate it all. It is very rich and VERY sweet, but the sea salt gives it the perfect balance between the two! It was so easy and very few ingredients. I think it took about 10 minutes, only because I was trying everything out as I went along of course 😉 We have our company Christmas party coming up, and this is the perfect treat to wrap up in colored cellophane to gift out to everyone! & more than likely that’s probably what I’m going to do because it came out so well, and.. well, it’s just SO DARN GOOD! I’ll leave you with a list of ingredients and instructions below. I hope yours turns out just as well!
- 1 & 1/2 sticks of salted butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 cups of halved pecans (any nut of your choice will do just fine)
- 1 TBSP vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips (depending on preference)
- Sea salt
First, lay & spread out your pecans, or any nut of choice, on a greased cookie sheet. Next, cut your sticks of butter into quarters & toss in your sauce pan. Turn your heat on low, and as the butter begins to melt, add in the sugar & vanilla extract. Begin to whisk the mixture and continue whisking for about 2-3 minutes until the color becomes a caramel color brown and begins to bubble up and thicken. ALWAYS continuously stirring, as you don’t want the mixture to burn. Once you have reached the ideal consistency, pour the mixture over the top of your pecans. Immediately after, sprinkle your chocolate chips all over the mixture so they will begin to melt. Take your spatula and begin to spread the chocolate over the top of the mixture. Add your sea salt on top of the chocolate. Chill your toffee in the freezer for about 10 minutes to harden and come together. Afterwards, your toffee will break apart on the greased cookie sheet easily and ready to eat!
That’s it! So simple & so quick. You’ll probably have most of it eaten before you can get to wrapping it..if you’re anything like me 😉 I hope you & your family can enjoy this recipe this holiday season!