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Old 11-25-2008, 07:27 AM   #1
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TNT Chocolate Pecan Toffee

I tried several recipes for toffee and this was, by far, the best - this was my fourth attempt - in one day.

Chocolate Pecan Toffee
1 c sugar 1 c butter
c water t salt
1 t vanilla 6 oz semi sweet chips
chopped pecans

In dutch oven combine sugar, butter, water and salt. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly (approximately 7 minutes) until mixture comes to a full boil. Boil, stirring often, until candy thermometer reaches 300 F, about 18-22 minutes (mine took longer)

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Spread on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Wait about 3 minutes and sprinkle on chocolate chips spread with spatula and top with chopped pecans.

Cool completely and break into pieces.

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Old 11-25-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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Why a dutch oven? Wouldn't a double broiler be better?

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The original recipe, given to me by my girlfriend, said dutch oven so I left it in the recipe. I used a sauce pan - heavy bottom - worked great!
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Why a dutch oven? Wouldn't a double broiler be better?

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I dont think you can get sugar to come to a full rolling boil for a second, much less 7 minutes in a double boiler.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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I dont think you can get sugar to come to a full rolling boil for a second, much less 7 minutes in a double boiler.
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Wouldn't a double broiler be better?
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LL, you just gave me my belly laugh for the day! Thanks!
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