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Better Than Anything Toffee Recipe

The best toffee recipe EVER! Sweet milk chocolate, crunchy pecans, and rich, buttery toffee - what's not to love? This Better Than Anything Toffee is easy to make and makes the perfect treat OR gift year-round!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword toffee, toffee recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 167kcal


  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  • Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Spread the chopped pecans in a single layer on top of the parchment.
    1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • Add butter, sugar, and salt to a heavy bottomed 3 quart pot.
    1 cup unsalted butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Bring to a boil over medium low heat, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar.
  • Once the candy is boiling, stir occasionally, slowly and evenly, until the candy has reached 290°F to 300°F, or "hard crack" on a candy thermometer.
  • Once the candy has reached 290°F-300°F, remove from heat and gently stir in the vanilla extract.
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Carefully pour the mixture over the chopped pecans.
  • Let the candy sit for a few minutes, undisturbed, before sprinkling the chocolate chips over the top.
    1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and let sit for 5 minutes or until the chocolate has softened.
  • Remove the foil and gently spread the softened chocolate into an even layer. An offset spatula works best for this.
  • Place the candy in the refrigerator and let cool completely. Give it at least 2 hours.
  • Lift the parchment out of the baking dish and place the toffee on a cutting board or solid surface.
  • Use a knife to gently break it into smaller pieces. Store in an airtight container in a cool place.



Toffee should be stored in an airtight container for up 2 weeks. You want the toffee to stay cool and dry so store it away from heat and moisture. Toffee can get sticky so keep that in mind if you live in a humid environment.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg