As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Marry Me Toffee

Confections like "Marry Me Toffee" are why we are all on diets in January.

Oh my goodness. 

I tore this recipe out of my Country Door catalog back in the fall, thinking that maybe I'd try it at Christmastime.

I tried it.

And now I want to eat all. the. toffee. 

It would make a nice hostess gift or teacher gift.

A little bowl of this would be a yummy addition to a party table or a tray of treats.

Or breakfast.

I gave Ron a piece. I can't tell if it worked because we're already married. But if I was single, I'd give it a shot!

(original recipe in Country Door catalog)

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans 
2 sticks butter
2 cups brown sugar

Line a 9 x 13 cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray.
Sprinkle chocolate chips and pecans evenly on cookie sheet.

Melt butter. Add brown sugar and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
Boil for 7 minutes, stirring constantly with silicon spatula.

Pour toffee over chips/nut mixture.
Let pan stand on a kitchen towel for 30 minutes.

Place pan in freezer for 30 minutes to cure.
Break it into pieces and serve.

Thanks to my hand model, Eve! :)

Serve it fast!

Before you eat all. the. toffee.

Edited to add: Yikes! The second batch of toffee that I made was grainy. Sadness. 
A little research suggested that I let the mixture boil before the sugar was completely dissolved. But I loved this toffee enough that I am willing to try again! 😊


  1. This looks and sounds like the exact same thing a patient brought our office this week on a try of goodies. It has to be the same thing because one bite and I was all giddy...LOL! Rich, rich, rich, but good, good, GOOD! Thanks for I can go looking for a husband.....OOPS, what I meant to say was, I'll go MAKE some for my husband! :D

    1. Debby Ray, you have me and my daughter (who is here reading over my shoulder) laughing out loud! :D :D

      Yes, rich! Yes, good! And yes, giddy!

      Hope you and your husband enjoy it!

  2. You should give me some to give Steve and then see if he will marry me. :)

    1. Ha! Hey, it worked even without the toffee! :D

  3. Oh my goodness, Cheryl! I don't know if this is the same recipe, but I have a friend that makes us a tin of toffee for Christmas every year. I'm scared to ask her for the recipe. I have no self control. But because you posted it, I must now make it! ♥

    1. I understand your fear, Martha Ellen! Although I like sweets, they are not my main vice. But toffee . . .

  4. Yum!

    I have an on plan treat that is so similar to this and we all love it!

  5. I'm sure its good--so good--but even if it wasn't you are convincing enough in your story to make me want to try it! And I love seeing the old trunk up close. How I miss ours!

    1. It is good, but it is dangerous! :)

      Awwww . . . I am sorry you miss your trunk!

  6. Oh Oh - now I might have to make this!!! You are right - these are the things that put us all on a New Year diet plan - eek!

  7. Loved your post ... hahaha ... that recipe looks pretty yummy!

  8. Oh my. Something that is so rich and tasty-looking shouldn't be so easy to make.

    1. My thoughts exactly! It was easy and quick! Yikes!

  9. Yum sounds so great. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Kris, if you're a toffee lover, you will love it! Four of my grands came over yesterday and they loved it too!

  10. Oh my, I have all those ingredients on hand. Must try and then pass the recipe on to someone who is not married yet! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Haha! Great idea! I told Kati that she needs to make a batch! :)


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