Mom's Butter Toffee
15 min
02 hrs 45 min


1 cup sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine sugar and butter in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, 25-30 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 300°F. or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms brittle strands.

  2. STEP 2

    Quickly spread into 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot candy; let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over candy; sprinkle with pecans. Cool completely; break into pieces.

Tip #1

- Stir occasionally and gently with a wooden spoon until mixture reaches 260°F to 265°F. (127 to 130°C). Continue cooking, stirring as few times as possible, until mixture reaches 300°F. (149°C). Stirring too much contributes to toffee separating. It is important to keep the mixture from burning, so stir gently once in a while.

Tip #2

- Store butter toffee in an container with tight-fitting lid in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.


11Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
65Sodium (mg)
14Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)


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  February 12, 2013

I mistakenly left a review for Best ever butter toffee. This is the recipe I have been making for years and get rave reviews on! It barely lasts long enough to cool and break into pieces. This is one of the easiest and best recipes for candy I have ever made!

— says Amy
  November 24, 2012

One of the absolute best. Men especially love this candy. I think it's because of the wonderful buttery taste it leaves in your mouth.

— says Elizab eth
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