Because the holidays are for eating

I’m about to give y’all the best gift you’ll receive this Christmas.
A recipe for incredibly rich and delicious toffee. One bite of it will seriously make you want to get up and have yourself some church right in your kitchen.
And, no, I’m not exaggerating.
Well, maybe a little bit.
I make an untold number of batches of this every year because it’s easy, the mailman loves it and it keeps forever so I don’t have to rush it over to anyone’s house before it gets stale.
Of course, the same thing can be said for a fruitcake, but no one actually wants a fruitcake, whereas people will become your friend just so they can have some homemade toffee.
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1/4 c. water
12 oz. chocolate chips
Line a 9×13 pan with foil, butter the foil. Spread pecans on the foil. Mix sugar, water and butter in a skillet. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until caramel colored. Pour over pecans. Spread chocolate chips over mixture. Wait until it cools and break into pieces. Eat until you make yourself sick.

Run, don’t walk to your grocery store and make some today. You won’t regret it and it might even get you an upgrade on your Christmas present from your husband.


  1. says

    Bless you for posting this! I used to work in the corporate world and treats would come in constantly this time of year. Well I am in Guatemala living the missionary life and want easy simple recipes (sweet tooth is calling!). This is a great recipe, especially with ingredients I have and can get with ease. I don’t have pecans, but will make this with almonds. Perhaps tonight! Yum. Thank you!!!!! – *hugs* Jackie

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