This is my favorite candy to make at Christmas. I love it! I make it with almonds, but the recipe says you can also make it with pecans.
Toffee Butter Crunch
bhg.com1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds or pecans, toasted
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 TBSPs water
1 TBSP light-colored corn syrup
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds or pecans, toasted
Butter sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In saucepan melt butter. Add sugar, water, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils.
Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring frequently, till thermometer registers 290 degree F, soft-crack stage (about 15 minutes). Watch care-fully after 280 degree F to prevent scorching. Remove saucepan from heat; remove thermometer.