Editor’s Note: This story was originally posted in November of 2020. I added a video at the end and wanted to repost it. Any time is a good time to this make toffee! — Michelle
As a child I have fond memories my Grandpa making the most delicious pecan english toffee and pecan caramel the world has ever known. He did this every Christmas, and it is a memory I will cherish always. I still remember the many hours he put into making them, continually stirring the candy, being ever so careful until it hit just the right temperature. After they cooled I also remember being recruited to wrap the candies… oh, so many candies.
I never want to forget the taste of these sweet treats, so as an adult I decided to continue the tradition and start making the same toffees and caramels for our holidays. They are a labor love and full of sweet nostalgia… and completely worth the effort. To be honest, to date I have yet to share my grandpa’s special caramel recipe with anyone… perhaps someday I will, but today is all about the other family favorite: Pecan english toffee.
Below I am sharing our yummy English Toffee recipe. They are just as delicious as the caramels, but are much easier and quicker to make. Before you begin, make sure you have a good candy thermometer. Trust me, I learned from experience that an exact temperature and a good candy thermometer make or break this recipe. I hope you enjoy the toffees as much a we do. I dare you to try and eat just one. Happy Holidays! If you are looking for other delicious sweet treats be sure to check out my recipe for old fashion cobbler.
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