Brown Sugar Pecan Toffee

Brown sugar pecan toffee…say that 10 times fast!

Brown Sugar Pecan Toffee by Nutmeg Nanny

This brown sugar pecan toffee is kind of a big deal. In fact, if you ask my boss she said she was going to fire me for bringing her a big bag. It was gone in two days. I would say that is a pretty shining review. If you have never made toffee before don’t fear the candy making. It’s simple and all you really need is a little patience and a working candy thermometer. Just follow the directions, watch the temperature and then devour.

Brown Sugar Pecan Toffee by Nutmeg Nanny

Luckily I was given a chance to try out some Fisher Nuts and had to throw them in this toffee. Usually I make it nut free but I’m so happy I decided to throw in some chopped pecans and get a little nutty. They were perfect! Fisher Nuts is also teaming up with chef Alex Guarnaschelli¬†this year to bring you simple twists on holiday recipes. I couldn’t turn down the chance to “work” with Alex Guarnaschelli. Did I ever tell you I met her once? See :)

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Brown Sugar Pecan Toffee

Ingredients:

1 cup crushed pretzels
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet morsels

Source: Slightly adapted from An Edible Mosaic

Directions:

On a large silpat lined baking sheet spread out crushed pretzels and 3/4 cup of the chopped pecans. You want to leave about 2 inches space from the side of the baking sheet.

In a medium sized saucepan add butter, brown sugar and water. Give a quick stir, attach candy thermometer to the side (making sure the bottom of the thermometer does not the bottom of the pan, that will give you an incorrect reading) and cook over medium heat. When the temperature reaches 305 degrees take it off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Be careful. It will boil-up.

Quickly pour over the crushed pretzels and pecans. Spread evenly and be sure to work fast because it starts getting hard very quickly.

Let the toffee rest for about 5 minutes and then sprinkle the top with chocolate morsels. Let them sit for 5 minutes and then, using an offset spatula, spread out the chocolate to create a smooth chocolate topping. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chopped pecans.

Let cool for 30 minutes and then break apart and enjoy!

 

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    Donna — December 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    My dad makes peanut brittle….guess its my turn to make toffee!

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    Kathy S — December 16, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I love my caramel pecan bars.

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    Norma — December 16, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Why chocolate chip cookies, of course! Can’t have those without nuts in them. But during the holidays, I also like to make a brown sugar/walnut topping for my pumpkin pie. I just toast some chopped walnuts, mix with some brown sugar, and sprinkle on top of my pumpkin pie. YHummmmmmmm!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — December 16, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Ok, first of all, I’m drooling over those pictures. Favorite nut recipe? Hmmm….this is like impossible but I’m gonna have to go with the stuffed sweet potatoes I recently made with cashew cream. Who knew a cashew could seriously turn into a sweet cream like substance?!

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    Cindy K — December 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    This recipe sounds awesome! My mother-in-law gave me a recipe very similar to this years ago. The only difference was, she used walnuts instead of pecans, and there were no pretzels in the recipe. I think this recipe sounds better, as I have Texas blood in me, and pecans and Texas go hand in hand in my book! Thank you for this recipe, and thanks to the people at Fisher for their generous giveaway!

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    Kelly D — December 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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    The Food Hound — December 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I think I could eat toffee every day the rest of my life and never get sick of it. EVER! If I made this, it would be gone in even less than 48 hours. So cool you got to meet Alex!! I”m jealous!

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    Nataly Carbonell — December 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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    Pecan Pie!

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    Erica — December 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    DELICIOUS creation! Drool. And so cool that you met Alex!! I use nuts in my granolas. VERY necessary. Walnuts, almonds, pine nuts…anything goes!

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    Theresa — December 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I have made 6 batches of this toffee in the past week and no one at any of the events I bring it to can leave it alone! So delicious and really not difficult!

    One thing I’ve noticed (and I tested my candy thermometer for accuracy) is it begins turning dark and almost smells burnt as the temp hits 280 or 290. When I remove it from the heat, the temperature continues to rise though, so it probably got close to 305 afterwards.

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