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Easy Microwave Toffee

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Tastes amazing but it SO easy!

Ingredients

  • 1-½ cup Pecans, Chopped Fine
  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • ½ cups Water
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1-½ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preparation

1. Chop pecans and spread half of them on a 13″ x 18″ baking sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper.

2. Coat the inside of a 2-quart microwave-safe glass bowl with butter very well (specifically the top half). Add the butter, sugar, salt, and water in that order. Try not to get any of the sugar on the sides of the bowl.

3. Cook in the microwave on high for 16-18 minutes. Depending on your microwave, it could take less or more time, so you will need to keep an eye on it and check every minute or so. Add the vanilla after about 15 minutes of cooking and then watch it and wait until the mixture turns a dark amber color. Do NOT stir at any point in the process.

4. When it has achieved the correct color (similar to the color of brown sugar), remove from the microwave and immediately pour onto the lined pan directly over the pecans. It should spread out on its own almost to the edges of the pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the toffee and wait for 1-2 minutes before spreading them out to cover. Sprinkle melted chocolate with remaining pecans.

5. Place in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes or until chocolate hardens completely. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

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Crystal Ulbrich on 12.4.2014

This recipe is not only easy but is scrumptious!!! I have made 6 batches so far, can’t keep enough of it on hand. Has been a real hit for holiday gifts. I just give it in a holiday tin and everyone I have given it to has ask for the recipe !!!
Thank you sooo much for this recipe, follow the directions and you can’t go wrong :)

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KaraInOz on 12.2.2009

Wow, when this stuff burns, it is horrible!!! Luckily, I only made a half batch, so I made another, and adjusted my time by a few minutes, and it turned out MUCH better! I can’t wait to play around with this recipe – maybe use crushed candy canes for Christmas, I’m sure I’ll have fun experimenting with it! Thanks for posting!

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mnheather on 4.4.2015

WOW!! Soooo simple and scrumptious!! Here is what I used: my microwave (1000 watt), a 2 quart, 8″ pyrex square casserole heavily buttered, scharfenberger chocolate (though frankly I think tollhouse would have been just as good) and recipe as written with one exception; after I put the last layer of pecans on the chocolate, I then grinded sea salt very lightly over the top. YUM! I was sceptical… i even put parchment in the microwave under my pyrex. it bubbled and bubbled, but never bubbled over! set the timer for 15 minutes, added the vanilla, reset for 3 minutes and thought it would never be done enough in that time. Watched constantly the last 3 mins and stopped it 10 seconds short of the three minutes and it was perfect. Thanks for the great and super easy recipe!

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Crystal Ulbrich on 12.4.2014

This is scrumptious ! Follow the directions and you can’t go wrong. I have made 6 batches so far, each one perfect. I have given as gifts in holiday tins and everyone has ask for the recipe !!! Thank you sooooo much for the perfect toffee.

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mamaparco on 11.30.2012

Delicious and so easy! Thank you for sharing

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averywalser on 7.27.2012

So easy and super yummy. Tastes like i spent hours on it.

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Sarah Fowler on 6.29.2010

I have made this recipe before seeing it here (I have the exact recipe, I checked!) and this stuff is AMAZING. Everyone raves, and it’s soooo easy.

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