Sea Salt Pecan Toffee is the answer to your snacking and sweet tooth dreams. Do I exaggerate? Sometimes, yes. But right now? Not really. There aren’t a whole lot of foods that I label as “The Best Ever,” or “Crack,” or “crazy insane amazingly delicious” but this Sea Salt Pecan Toffee is exactly that. All of those things. It is EVERYTHING.
SEA SALT PECAN TOFFEE
We’ve made this toffee at least six times since Christmas because everyone I shared it with has requested it again and again. Three different people have called or texted to ask what the heck was in the toffee because they could not stop eating it. I have emailed the recipe out twice with promises that I would get it on the blog soon. One friend had me laughing with her text, “Is there ACTUAL crack in this? Drugs? What did you put in it? I can’t stop eating it!”
I have yet to meet anyone who can resist the salty-sweet combination in this Sea Salt Pecan Toffee. If you love salty-sweet combinations, like in The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie, this toffee is going to make you very happy. If you have never made candy or toffee or any hot sugary boiled treat, do not fear it. Because I have a wicked easy toffee-making tip that you’re going to love. No candy thermometers are needed.
Want the toffee-making tip that you’ll never forget? Set a brown paper bag near the stove and let the mixture boil until it matches the bag in color. I have never used a thermometer for making toffee. (Admittedly, at this point, I don’t need the paper bag any longer. I just eyeball it.) This takes between 18-20 minutes and I ALWAYS set a timer. Just in case I find myself distracted, the timer prevents me from letting the candy burn. It will go from perfectly amber colored to burnt in about 30 seconds, as soon as it turns light brown, pull it off the heat.
I have a fairly well-known love for toffee. This Chocolate Covered Pretzel Toffee is an annual favorite, as is the Dark Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream that I make as often as possible. As I was writing this recipe out to share with you, I looked around for some more toffee recipes to share with you and I found Brown Butter Toffee Shortbread, Almond Club Cracker Toffee, and Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies. Seriously? I LOVE the blogging world. The creativity that surrounds me inspires so many delicious things.