Dark Chocolate Pecan English Toffee

Dark Chocolate Pecan English Toffee is a homemade, 6 ingredients English toffee that comes together in less than 30 minutes. It’s perfect for holiday gift giving!
Serves: Varies, depending on the shape you cut them in!

Dark Chocolate Pecan English Toffee

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Total time 30 mins


  • 1 cup pecan, toasted, and roughly chopped, divided*
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup bourbon*
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt, plus more for the top
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (I used Guittard extra dark)


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet (mine was 8½ x 12″) with foil and sprinkle half of the toasted pecan evenly over the foil.
  2. In a medium saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, add butter, sugar, bourbon, corn syrup, and salt. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture reaches 290 degrees, or soft crack stage.
  3. Be sure to keep a close eye on it as it can burn rapidly. Immediately pour the mixture evenly over the pecan.
  4. Let stand for 5 minutes, until firm, but still hot.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee and let them stand for 1-2 minutes or until beginning to melt.
  6. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the top of the toffee and sprinkle with remaining nuts and more flaky sea salt, if desired. Chill until it hardens completely, then use a sharp knife to cut. Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container and enjoy!

Total time above includes 2 hours of chilling time for the

*I used pre-toasted pecan from Trader Joe’s. To toast your own, place pecan on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until fragrant. Place in a bread towel and rub vigorously to remove as much of the skins as possible, then roughly chop.

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*You may substitute the bourbon for water or alcohol of your choice.

I cut my toffee like chocolate bark, using the tip of the knife to help me break them into rustic, jagged pieces.

Dark Chocolate Pecan English Toffee
Dark Chocolate Pecan English Toffee

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