Pecans are the most versatile tree nut — they can be eaten alone — raw, roasted or flavored — as a healthy, delicious snack or they can enhance almost any recipe as an ingredient. Pecans are perfect as a topping or ingredient in salads, vegetables, yogurt, oatmeal, sauces, breads and, of course, every kind of dessert. Store pecans in the freezer and have them on hand year-round.

Pecan Toffee

Pecan Toffee

Servings: 1 | Prep: N/A | Cook: N/A


2 cups pecan halves or coarsely chopped U.S. pecans 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 3/4 cup dark chocolate morsels or finely chopped chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Lightly grease a baking sheet. Arrange pecans in an approximate 10 inch by 12 inch rectangle. Melt butter on low in a heavy saucepan. Off heat, stir in sugar until completely dissolved. Return pan to burner on medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees F, hard crack stage. Off heat, add vanilla, stirring it in quickly. Immediately pour toffee over pecans, starting in the middle and working toward the edges. After 3 minutes, sprinkle chocolate over toffee. When it melts, spread it out evenly with a small spatula. Let cool for 3 hours then break into pieces. Keeps in an airtight container for weeks.


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