Bourbon-Pecan Toffee

Southern Living
Makes about 1 1/2 pounds

Ingredients

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1 1/2 cups chopped toasted pecans, divided
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 cup bourbon
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

Preparation

Spread 1 cup pecans into a 9-inch circle on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bring sugar and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until mixture is golden brown and a candy thermometer registers 290° to 310° (about 15 minutes). Pour sugar mixture over pecans on baking sheet.

Sprinkle with morsels; let stand 30 seconds. Spread melted morsels evenly over top; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Chill 1 hour. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Created date

February 2005