Microwave Pecan Toffee

"Very easy, every day ingredients and quick. I believe the recipe said you could use pecans or almonds, but there are plenty of almond toffe recipes and besides, I like pecan toffee! I got this recipe from a cookbook, but can't remember the one. I have made this many times for work parties, christmas presents, bake sales and family. Everyone loves it!"
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Ready In:
16 pieces




  • Butter a square 9x9 or 8x8 pan.
  • Spread pecans in bottom of pan.
  • Microwave brown sugar and butter in a 1 quart microwavable bowl, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring every minute.
  • Immediately pour over pecans, spreading evenly.
  • Sprinkle with chips.
  • When melted,(about 1-2 minutes) spread evenly.
  • For more even cutting, cut lightly into 1-1 1/2 inch squares in the pan while still soft, right after spreading the chocolate.
  • Refrigerate until hard, cut into squares along marks.

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  1. This is a very good and very easy recipe. I used the milk chocolate chips and the chocolate (after spreading) did not harden until I put the pan in the refrigerator (and not sure it would stay hard after removing from refrigerator). It might have been the brand I used. Next time I will definitely use the semi sweet chocolate chips to eliminate that. Thank you for a great microwave recipe for quick candy!
  2. Excellent candy. The DW loved it and has asked me to make again for her to take to work. Made as directed. Made for PAC 2011.


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