Making Toffee – Easy Yummy Gifts

December 9, 2009
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?


  1. If that tastes anything like a Skor candy bar, I must have some!

  2. You have them decorated so pretty in the packages. Such a beautiful job.

  3. You're making me hungry!! Seriously this looks wonderful and such a great gift idea too.

  4. This stuff is really good. My friends and I have made it in the past and we call it "crack" because it is very addictive. Yummy!

  5. This looks good and so simple too. Love your wrapping.

  6. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I had no idea that toffee was so easy to make!! I'll have to add this to my Christmas candy assortment that I give to neighbors!

  7. oh that's a great idea for christmas gifts! i love the recipe!
    have a very sweet day,

  8. You are amazing! Yes you are, don't argue with me.

  9. 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 :)

  10. Love toffee! This recipe looks great! I might have to try it out this season. Thanks for posting it. Loved the pictures. Made me drool a bit...

  11. I'm making this over the weekend... I live in Clayton, btw, and I have a sneaking suspicion you live nearby???

  12. Now I've got something for the cookie exchange. You rock, and you know this! Looks fab.

  13. Oh my, I am SO making this today! I'll post about how I got on and link back to you. Thanks for sharing!!
    Helen x

  14. toffee is my all-time fave--going to try this soon--thanks!

  15. That looks so good! Where did you get the cake stand/candy dish thingy it is sitting on? I love it!

  16. Ummm Yummm!
    Found you on Kim's blog-you have some cuteness girl!

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

  18. Anonymous~ sorry it didn't work for you. I had that happen once to me when I used frozen butter. The rest of the time, it's been perfect. Did you use frozen butter?

  19. That looks divine!!! Good stuff and it appears fool proof. Thanks for the lesson. :)

  20. 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?

  21. 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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