Easy Microwave Toffee
Forget the stovetop! This easy microwave toffee can be made in just 15 minutes. Your holiday goodie trays will never be the same!
First off, I’d like to tell you that candy making is not my forte. It’s finicky, messy, and frankly kind of stressful. So I usually avoid it like the plague, except for during the holidays. I’ve mastered a few recipes, including this almost fool-proof microwave toffee.
You heard that right. It’s made in the microwave. ✨ No stovetop needed.
It’s made in a big bowl and then poured onto a silicone baking mat. Toasted pecans and flaky sea salt make it extra amazing!
It took me three painstaking tries to get this recipe right. Like I mentioned above, candy making can sometimes be finicky. Humidity and altitude play a big part in it as well as temperature (or microwave wattage in this case).
The most important thing you can do is keep an eye on it as it cooks (watch for color cues) and use a thermometer.
How to make microwave toffee:
- Grab a large glass microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, sugars, salt, corn syrup, and water.
- Microwave for 3 minutes on HIGH.
- Stir in toasted chopped pecans or stir and keep it plain.
- Microwave for 8-10 minutes on HIGH or until it reaches 300 degrees on an instant read thermometer.
- Spread onto a silicone lined baking sheet into an even layer.
- Add chocolate chips, let melt then spread over top. Sprinkle on nuts and sea salt.
- Chill until set, then break into pieces.
If pecans aren’t your thing, you could easily switch them out for almonds, cashews or even macadamia nuts (I’d highly suggest using white chocolate on top instead of semisweet for the latter).
We devour this toffee every time we make it. It’s perfect for holiday dessert trays, gift giving or for Santa’s cookie plate. It has quickly become a favorite at our house, I hope it will become a favorite of yours too!
LOOKING FOR MORE EASY CANDY RECIPES? TRY THESE:
- Microwave Salted Caramels
- 6 Ingredient Rocky Road Cups
- Peanut Butter Buckeyes
- Homemade Peppermint Bark
- Easy Homemade Holiday Fudge
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-My microwave is 1000 watts. If yours is lower, you may need to cook it for slightly longer (1-2 minutes). If yours is higher you may need to cook it for a minute less. -I would not recommend doubling the batch, but instead making two separate batches. Adapted from Genius Kitchen.
For the base:
For the topping:
-My microwave is 1000 watts. If yours is lower, you may need to cook it for slightly longer (1-2 minutes). If yours is higher you may need to cook it for a minute less.
-I would not recommend doubling the batch, but instead making two separate batches.
Adapted from Genius Kitchen.