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Chocolate Toffee Pecan Brittle

Chocolate Toffee Pecan Brittle. With only 4 ingredients this simple easy candy recipe is ideal for Holiday gift giving or entertaining.

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Chocolate Toffee Pecan Brittle. Only 4 ingredients!

One word: ADDICTIVE!

Today’s recipe is an oh so easy to make candy confection that is perfect for holiday entertaining and gift giving. But again, a warning, this stuff is very ADDICTIVE!

It’s so super simple to make but you will need a candy thermometer to get it just right. Candy changes textures at different temperatures and to make sure that your brittle is brittle it really needs to reach about 300 degrees F.

Pecans for Chocolate Pecan Bars

It is important to toast any uts before using them to finish the brittle. (See recipe notes)

Experiment with this recipe if you like. Some suggestions are to change the type of chocolate and or the type of nuts. 

Other additions like dried cranberries, raisins or other dried fruits would also be delicious! Try your own 

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Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

I like to use 50% dark chocolate chips for the ganache but you can use semisweet as well.

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Chocolate Toffee Pecan Brittle pictured on a red plate with Christmas decorations in the background.
Yield: 48 pieces (about 3 pounds)

Chocolate Toffee Pecan Brittle

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Chocolate Toffee Pecan Brittle - with only 4 ingredients this simple easy candy recipe is ideal for Holiday gift giving or entertaining.


  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cups dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups toasted, roughly chopped pecans (see note)


  1. This batch makes enough to fill a standard cookie sheet which you should line with parchment paper before you begin. A silicone baking sheet also works well.
  2. Bring the butter and brown sugar to a simmer over medium low heat or lower. A slow gentle simmer is what you need or else the candy will harden far too quickly.
  3. Watch this very carefully and don't leave it on the stove unattended as it can burn quickly.This mixture also reaches very high temperatures, so be extra careful with it. This is not a recipe to make with kids in the kitchen.
  4. When the mixture reaches 300 degrees F on a candy thermometer, immediately pour it onto the parchment paper or silicone pad lined cookie sheet.
  5. Using a silicone spatula or wooden spoon, carefully and working quickly before it hardens, spread the candy mixture evenly over the pan.

To finish the Chocolate Toffee Pecan Brittle

  1. While still hot, sprinkle on the chocolate chips.
  2. Allow to stand for 3 minutes or so to let the chocolate melt then evenly spread it over the surface of the candy.
  3. Finally while the chocolate is still melted, sprinkle on the toasted pecans.
  4. Press the nuts down slightly to get good contact with the chocolate.
  5. Allow the candy to cool for a couple of hours or overnight before breaking it into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 piece

Amount Per Serving Calories 165Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 21mgSodium 65mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 1g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Tammy B

Sunday 14th of December 2014

A low, slow simmer does the trick. Only had the pan at 2 this time. Took forever, but it worked. Thanks.

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