Dark Chocolate Butter Toffee
- 2 cups Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 2 cups unsalted butter
- Pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Toss pecans on pan and bake 8 minutes. Remove nuts and allow to cool. You can reuse this pan for toffee.
- In a medium-sized pot, add sugar, butter, and salt. Allow butter to melt and come to a gentle boil. Simmer on a low boil for 13-15 minutes or until toffee mixture is a dark amber color.
- If you are using a candy thermometer, cook to 290°F to 300°F, or "hard crack” stage. Once at this point, remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Pour hot toffee mixture on prepared baking pan and allow to set slightly, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes, then spread softened chocolate into an even layer. Before chocolate sets, sprinkle top with chopped pecans. Allow toffee to cool and set for about 2 hours before breaking into pieces.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Jessica Kraft @SprinkleSomeSugar.