I know I’ve made toffee before, but it’s so easy to make and it’s soooo good. Also it’s really impressive to have homemade candy when you have guests over. It says to your guests, “Yeah, I got skills.” Or maybe that’s what I think it says to guests. Anyway, this toffee is the perfect blend of sweet and salty. The pretzels add a nice crunch to the crisp toffee. And everything is better with chocolate, right.
I actually served this candy during the Superbowl because I thought it was fun to have pretzels two ways: as a savory snack paired with beer and as a dessert. It was a perfect little sweet treat after all the wings, dip, and chips. So make this for the next time your hosting a party, game day or not. It’s a delicious and easy candy that’s sure to impress.
Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Toffee
adapted from Serious Eats
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups crushed thin pretzel twists
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
Lightly butter (or spray with nonstick spray) a baking sheet and set aside. In a medium saucepan with a candy thermometer attached, combine the butter, sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. Cook over medium heat until thermometer reaches 300°F. Try to stir the mixture as little as possible, swirl the pot to mix.
When the mixture reaches 300°F, remove the pot from the heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. Stir in the crushed pretzels and then quickly pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Let it harden for 2-3 minutes, then evenly sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee. Allow the chocolate chips to melt, about 2 minutes, then spread the chocolate evenly over the toffee with an offset spatula. Sprinkle the chocolate with sea salt.
Allow the chocolate to harden in the refrigerator for 1 hour or at room temperature overnight. Break the toffee into pieces and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container, that is, if you have any leftovers.