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southern living toffee

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Cathie Valentine
Graniteville, SC

This candy is served at my holiday party each year. I don't think half my friends would come if it wasn't available.

★★★★★ 2
serves 24 or so (they are addictive )
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern living toffee

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    light corn syrup
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    semi-sweet chocolate morsels

How To Make southern living toffee

  • 1
    Toast pecans at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Do not burn. Place 1 cup of pecans on lightly greased cookie sheet. (save other 1/2 cup for later)
  • 2
    In a heavy sauce pan, bring sugar, butter, corn syrup, and water to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Cook until it reads 290 to 310 degrees on a candy thermometer. (takes about 15 minutes)
  • 3
    Pour toffee mixture over pecans. Sprinkle with chocolate morsels. Let stand 30 seconds, then spread chocolate over toffee and smooth out. Sprinkle remaining pecans evenly over chocolate/toffee mixture.
  • 4
    Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Break into bite size pieces. Store in air tight container at room temp or in the refrigerator.