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5 from 5 votes

Best Toffee Ever

The Best Toffee Recipe in town, just like the fresh batches whipped up in your favorite candy store. Soft and buttery with a crisp bite that literally melts in your mouth. 

Category Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Toffee, Toffee Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill 2 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 pounds
Author Mean Green Chef


  • 2 cups (250 grams) Pan Roasted Pecans, whole or chopped
  • 2 cups (454 grams) butter, unstalted
  • 2 cups (400 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Sea Salt or Kosher Sea Salt, finely ground
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (350 grams) chocolate chips, milk chocolate, semisweet, or white


  1. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Spread the Pan Roasted Pecans in a single layer on top of the parchment.

  2. Add the butter, sugar, and sea salt to a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring frequently with a flat bottomed wooden spoon until the sugar has dissolved. Once the candy is boiling, continue to stir slowly and evenly, until the candy reaches 300°F/148°C Hard Crack Stage (on a candy thermometer).

  3. Once the mixture has reached the Hard Crack Stage 300°F/148°C, remove from the heat and stir in the pure vanilla extract. Mix until thoroughly combined. Carefully pour the candy over the Pan Roasted Pecans, spreading with the back of a spoon to even out if necessary.   

  4. Allow the candy to sit undisturbed for 3 minutes, then pour the chocolate chips over the top. Cover with foil and allow them to sit for 5 minutes, remove the foil and spread the softened chips into an even layer. Place in the refrigerator and allow the toffee to chill for 2 hours.

  5. Remove from the fridge and lift the parchment paper out of the baking dish onto a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to score and break the toffee into smaller pieces. 

Recipe Notes

  • Prep time is approximate. 
  • Store homemade toffee between sheets of parchment paper in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.