Toffee Recipe

This easy toffee recipe is the perfect homemade candy. With sweet and buttery toffee, creamy chocolate and crunchy pecans.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Hardening 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 588 kcal
Author Fiona Dowling


  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Place the pan on a wire cooling rack.

  2. Add the butter, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract and salt to a large heavy-bottom saucepan. 

  3. Clamp a candy thermometer to the saucepan. 

  4. Melt everything together over medium heat until smooth.

  5. Bring the mixture to a boil while whisking constantly. Continue whisking the mixture as it boils until it reaches 290F or the "hard crack" stage. This will take about 10-15 minutes and the mixture will be amber/caramel in color.

  6. Immediately pour the mixture into the lined jelly roll pan.

  7. Let sit for 1-2 minutes, then sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. After 1 more minute spread the chocolate smooth and sprinkle the chopped pecans on top. 

  8. Harden at room temperature for 2hours, then cut into pieces with a thick sharp knife. 

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Nutrition Facts
Toffee Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 588 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1015IU20%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.