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homemade toffee with chocolate and pistachios

Homemade Chocolate Pistachio Toffee

Sandi Gaertner
A homemade toffee recipe with pistachios
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 250 kcal


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 16 ounces dark chocolate
  • ½ cup roasted pistachios
  • dash salt


  • Add sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla to a pot.
  • Cook on medium-low heat until blended. Use a whisk to blend slowly.
  • Gradually increase the heat and let the mixture boil. It should thicken and darken to a golden color.
  • Continue to whisk to blend every few minutes. Mix slowly.
  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe dish.
  • When your toffee is a dark golden color and registers 300 F degrees with a candy thermometer, remove and pour onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Spread thinly over the parchment paper. Quickly dust lightly with cocoa powder and then quickly add the melted chocolate.
  • Use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the toffee. Add pistachios.
  • Refrigerate to cool. When the mixture is hardened, break apart then store the toffee in a container.



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Serving: 1gCalories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 83mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26g
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