These Toffee Bites are one of the best snacks (or desserts) to dazzle your guests at parties. It’s a sweet and tangy mix of butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, kosher salt, semisweet chocolate chips, and toasted chopped pecans. My kids get excited every time I make these toffee bites. So I sometimes let them involve in the preparation. Ready to make good ones of your own?
Toffee BitesCourse: Snacks, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
If you are finding something sweet and crunchy, and fun to treat your kids, these toffee bites are the way to go. Enjoy!
1 1/4 c. (2 1/2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. toasted chopped pecans
1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Pinch kosher salt
Flaky sea salt, for garnish
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar then let dissolve. Bring to a boil, then cook, whisking constantly to combine butter and sugar, until mixture turns a soft caramel color and is thick, about 4 minutes. (A candy thermometer should read 290°.)
- Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and a pinch of salt. Immediately, pour toffee mixture into silicone ice tray, about 1 teaspoonful in each cube, and immediately top each square with about 10 chocolate chips.
- Let sit 2 minutes so chocolate begins to melt, then spread chocolate all over with back of a spoon to create a layer on top of toffee.
- Sprinkle all over with pecans and flaky sea salt.
- Place in refrigerator until set, about 30 minutes, and twist ice trays to pop bites out. Serve or place in small bags for gifts.