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The best Toffee recipe EVER! Sweet milk chocolate, crunchy pecans, and rich, buttery toffee – what’s not to love? This Better Than Anything Toffee is easy to make and makes the perfect treat OR gift year-round!

Looking for more holiday treats? Make sure to try my Buttermilk Pecan Pralines, Candied Pecans and Divinity!

angled look at giant stack of toffee topped with milk chocolate sitting on a round wood board ready to be enjoyed.

Toffee Recipe

The holiday season marks my favorite time of year. If you hadn’t guessed already, I’m a leeetle obsessed with food. Making good food for my friends and family is my happy place. One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is make candy. I have a TON of candy recipes on my site. Some are super easy using only the microwave and a handful of ingredients like these M&Ms Marshmallow Dream Bars while others are more challenging but worth every second like these Buttermilk Pecan Pralines.

I have my personal favorites that never fail to make an appearance each holiday season and this Better Than Anything Toffee recipe is one of those.

Easy Toffee Candy

This recipe reminds me a lot of old school pound cake recipes in that the amounts are simple to remember. One cup of butter, one cup of sugar, one cup of pecans and one cup of milk chocolate chips. A pinch of salt and a little vanilla extract are optional but add a lot of flavor to this easy candy recipe.

So, why do I love toffee so much? Because EVERYONE else does! I have given a lot of food gifts over the years but trust me, I take note of which ones get the biggest reactions. This Better Than Anything Toffee is one such recipe.

toffee candy broken up on a piece of parchment paper into smaller pieces.

Best Toffee Ever

Yes! I said easy! I know some of you guys are going to get a little freaked when you see that you need a candy thermometer for this recipe. Don’t.

It makes candy making fun and fool-proof! This entire recipe takes about 20 minutes from chopping the pecans to spreading the chocolate on top. Then you just have to let it chill for awhile while you enjoy a steaming mug of Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate.

I’m gonna put this picture right here just in case you have any doubts that this recipe is absolutely worth your time…

toffee piled high on dark wood round board sitting on blue and white background. box of butter in background.

Better Than Anything Toffee Recipe

The best toffee recipe EVER! Sweet milk chocolate, crunchy pecans, and rich, buttery toffee – what’s not to love? This Better Than Anything Toffee is easy to make and makes the perfect treat OR gift year-round!


  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  • Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Spread the chopped pecans in a single layer on top of the parchment.1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • Add butter, sugar, and salt to a heavy bottomed 3 quart pot.1 cup unsalted butter,1 cup granulated sugar,½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Bring to a boil over medium low heat, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar.
  • Once the candy is boiling, stir occasionally, slowly and evenly, until the candy has reached 290°F to 300°F, or “hard crack” on a candy thermometer.
  • Once the candy has reached 290°F-300°F, remove from heat and gently stir in the vanilla extract.1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Carefully pour the mixture over the chopped pecans.
  • Let the candy sit for a few minutes, undisturbed, before sprinkling the chocolate chips over the top.1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and let sit for 5 minutes or until the chocolate has softened.
  • Remove the foil and gently spread the softened chocolate into an even layer. An offset spatula works best for this.
  • Place the candy in the refrigerator and let cool completely. Give it at least 2 hours.
  • Lift the parchment out of the baking dish and place the toffee on a cutting board or solid surface.
  • Use a knife to gently break it into smaller pieces. Store in an airtight container in a cool place.


Toffee should be stored in an airtight container for up 2 weeks. You want the toffee to stay cool and dry so store it away from heat and moisture. Toffee can get sticky so keep that in mind if you live in a humid environment.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

By KhaliL

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