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Homemade candy can be easy to make—just try this five-ingredient toffee. It's great for holiday gift-giving!
Created Sep 8, 2011
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup semisweet, dark or milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  • 1
    In heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar, butter and water to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium. Cook about 13 minutes, stirring constantly, to 300°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water separates into hard, brittle threads that break easily. (Watch carefully so mixture does not burn.)
  • 2
    Immediately pour toffee onto ungreased large cookie sheet. If necessary, quickly spread mixture to 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand about 1 minute or until chips are completely softened. Spread softened chocolate evenly over toffee. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • 3
    Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour, or refrigerate if desired, until firm. Break into bite-size pieces. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

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