Melt in your mouth Toffee
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If you are looking for an easy and delicious treat to make for your friends and family, look no further than this melt-in-your-mouth toffee recipe.
This recipe is so simple that even a beginner cook can make it, but it will taste like you spent hours in the kitchen.
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Why do I love this recipe?
- Only 5 ingredients Needed
- Homemade Toffee
- Simple to make
- Sweet and Crunchy
- Budget Friendly
What is the difference between toffee and caramel?
Toffee and caramel are similar but the flavor is different. Caramel is chewy and offers a creamy texture. Toffee is a buttery flavor but also you have a nutty flavor, that is then generally dipped in chocolate.
What is toffee made of?
Toffee is made from using butter, sugar, and water, then I added in some pecans, and semi-sweet chocolate.
Now depending on the recipe the ingredients to cook vary.
- Make sure to use a candy thermometer
- Stir constantly to prevent it from burning
- Use real butter not margarine
- Salted Butter
- Graduated Sugar
- Pecans (Chopped)
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
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Melt in Your Mouth Toffee
- 1 cup Salted Butter
- 1 cup Graduated Sugar
- ¼ cup Water
- ½ cup Pecans, Chopped
- ¾ cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
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- Prepare a 10 X 15 inch baking sheet with non-stick baking spray.
- Spray the heavy pot with the non-stick baking spray.
- Sprinkle the baking pan with chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
- Even the chocolate chips and pecans on the pan.
- Add the butter to the heavy pot.
- Blend the melted butter, water and sugar together in the pot.
- Heat it on medium heat.
- Put the lid on the pot to allow the ingredients to start to boil.
- Allow to boil for 2 minutes.
- Take the lid off to gently stir the toffee.
- Return the mixture to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. (It will begin to thicken and turn to a dark caramel color.
- The candy should be 275 degrees. Immediately remove from the heat.
- Pour this over the chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Spread to cover all of the chocolate chips and pecans.
- Set the toffee aside and allow it to completely cool.
- Use your hands to break the toffee into pieces.
- Store the left overs in an airtight container in a dry place.
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Why is my toffee chewy and not crunchy?
If your toffee ends up being chewy and not crunchy it means that you did not allow your toffee to reach 275 degrees.
Make sure to use a candy thermometer to ensure that your toffee ingredients can reach the proper texture.
How do you fix toffee that didn’t set?
If you happen to not have your toffee set up if you didn’t add the chocolate or nuts you can place it back in the pan and heat it up more. You want to bring it to a boil for a minute or two.
Then pour it back out on a fresh pan or tray and see if the toffee then will set up.
Can you overcook toffee?
Like anything this soft toffee recipe can indeed be overcooked. If you do not follow the directions it can cause your toffee to alter in texture but also it can burn and ruin your toffee.
Should you add baking soda to the toffee?
This recipe does not require baking soda. You will find that maybe some recipe might have baking soda to add a fluffy texture but this recipe does not use baking soda.
Try my chocolate and toffee cookies, they are a huge hit for the family.
Why does toffee stick to teeth?
This is a soft toffee recipe so it is very sweet but also sticky. You are going to find that with any toffee it is very chewy and since it is made with sugar it is for sure going to have that sticky texture.
Why does toffee separate when cooking?
Because of the ingredients as you need the butter and sugar to break down before it combines. It just takes time for the ingredients to break down as it cooks.
How to make toffee not sticky?
Making sure your toffee is cooked properly is the only way to ensure toffee isn’t too stick. But just know that toffee itself can be a bit sticky in general. Melting toffee and using a candy thermometer is a must.
- Swap pecans with walnuts if you want.
- Instead of semi-sweet use milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc.
- Leave out the nuts if you do not want extra crunch.
- Drizzle top with sprinkles, drizzle with white chocolate, etc.
How to store and reheat this recipe?
You will store this melt-in-your-mouth toffee on the counter at room temperature for up to 1-2 weeks.
Toffee is not meant to be reheated, you will eat it once it is fully set up.
Can I freeze these Melt in mouth Toffee?
Go right ahead and freeze any of the toffee you want. Place in a freezer bag or airtight freezer container. Then freeze for up to 6 months.
Thaw the toffee at room temperature on the counter and then enjoy.
Can I make this recipe in advance?
Yes, you can make this toffee a few days in advance if you want. Just whip it up and then store it in a sealed container until you are ready to serve it up.
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