Food & Drink

Easy baked toffee

Easy baked toffee

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1 cup (packed) light brown sugar

2 1/2 cups finely chopped

pecans (divided)

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Makes about 60 pieces.

Lightly butter a 9-by-13-inch pan. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Place butter and brown sugar in a heavy, medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in 2 cups of the pecans. Pour into the prepared pan and bake 15 minutes.

Remove toffee from oven and sprinkle with the chocolate chips; when softened, spread them evenly, covering entire surface. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup pecans on top. Let cool completely, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutritional information per piece: 86 calories (75 percent from fat), 7.1 g fat (2.7 g saturated, 2.9 g monounsaturated), 8.1 mg cholesterol, 0.6 g protein, 5.9 g carbohydrates, 0.6 g fiber, 23.5 mg sodium.