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Easy Baking: Holiday Toffee

By Smart Cooking Guide Susie Buetow

Believe it or not,Recipes Easy Baking: Holiday Toffee the holidays will be here before you know it!  Do you have traditional recipes that you create for Christmas? What are some of your favorites?

One of our family favorites is this easy-to-do Holiday Toffee. It is lightly sweet and has a crunchy butter taste with just the right amount of smooth chocolate on top. Sound complicated? It isn’t!  It is quick and easy.


  • 1 pound of butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 package of chocolate chips (milk, semi sweet, dark or white)
  • 1 package of crushed nuts of your choice


  1. Butter a 11 X 17 jelly roll pan or cover it with parchment paper/foil.
  2. In a large pan set for low heat, melt the butter and sugar.
  3. Once melted, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Stir constantly until it reaches peanut butter tan color.
  4. Quickly add in all but 2 tablespoons of the crushed nuts.
  5. Remove from heat and evenly pour into jelly roll pan.
  6. Let toffee cool for 5 minutes and then sprinkle on the chocolate chips. Let them melt for a minute or so until the melted chocolate can be spread.
  7. Add on the remaining 2 tablespoons of nuts.
  8. Let cool completely and then break into pieces.

 Cook’s Notes:

  • The nuts can vary depending on what you prefer. Almonds, pistachios, pecans and walnuts work great. Create a mix or stick to one variety. If you have someone with a nut allergy, skip the nuts!
  • You can add an extra decorative punch with seasonal sprinkles on top!   

This toffee works great to have on hand to serve family and friends who drop in during the holidays. It is also wonderful to wrap up and give as gifts.


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