Chocolate Peanut Toffee

60 mins (prep 45)
6 ingredients
makes about 3 pounds
The transformation of butter, sugar, and salt into toffee is culinary alchemy at its best. This version is studded with cocktail peanuts and a decadent layer of bittersweet chocolate.

Categories:  new-year's-eve , winter , candy , kid--friendly , american , christmas ,
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  • 4 sticks (1 pound) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups whole cocktail peanuts plus 1 cup chopped (1 pound 10 ounces)
  • 7 to 8 ounces 70%-cacao bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • equipment: a 15- by 10- by 1-inch baking pan; a candy thermometer; a metal offset spatula


Serving Size (229.72 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 875.03 Calories from Fat 89.28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.92g 45.8%
Saturated Fat 6.61g 99.22%
Trans Fat 0.17g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 757.64mg 94.71%
Total Carbohydrate 207.31g 207.31%
Dietary Fiber 2.65 g 31.75%
Sugars 197.11 g %
Protein 1.98g 11.91%
Vitamin A 7.28IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 67.85mg% Iron 1.27mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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