Making Toffee – Easy Yummy Gifts

toffee gifts

One of my favorite gifts to make at the holidays is Toffee. It is easy to make, and people LOVE it! Here’s an easy recipe:

1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

toffee ingredients
1. Place butter and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
toffee- butter and sugar
2. Once the butter begins to melt, stir constantly, until the mixture is the color of a brown paper bag. You really do have to stand at the stove the whole time once it starts bubbling. This stuff is hot, so stir carefully.
toffee 012
3. As soon as it’s the color of a brown paper bag, pour it onto a baking sheet and spread it around evenly. Immediately sprinkle on chocolate chips. They’ll start to melt immediately.
toffee and chocolate
4. Using a knife or spatula, evenly spread melted chocolate chips.
finished toffee
5. Sprinkle chopped pecans over melted chocolate. Chill.
toffee with pecans
6. When it’s hardened, break into pieces. This recipe makes four gift bag sized servings.
toffee gift bag

I guarantee your friends will thank you!
Do you have a special recipe you like to share with friends and family at holiday time?

23 thoughts on “Making Toffee – Easy Yummy Gifts

  1. Oh Carolyn. Who wouldn't want to receive a gift of this. I know I'd love it. It looks so pretty package up. You make it look so simple I might have to try this myself.

    Merry Christmas & Hugs…Tracy 🙂

  2. I don't know what I did wrong. Medium heat, constant stirring, separated and congealed before it turned brown???

  3. Did you use real butter or margarine? Mine did the same at anonymous' did. I used real butter that had not been frozen. 🙁 Bummer! Any other pointers?

  4. Thanks for the recipe! it tasted great! I made it 2 times with no luck on the butter, not frozen (unless it was at the market) however it was salted butter, does it make a difference in color? Still placed it in bags and just delivered to neighbors got great comments!

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