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Keto “Christmas Crack” Pecan Toffee

Keto "Christmas Crack" Pecan Toffee

yield: 24 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 1 MINUTES

total time: 16 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Swerve granular
  • 5 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz. Lily's sugar free chocolate (two 3 oz. bars)

Directions

1

Prep a smaller sheet pan with foil, and spray it with nonstick spray.

2

In a saucepan on the stove, melt butter over medium heat. Add nuts and cook for about five minutes until they are slightly toasted. Mix in the cream, vanilla, salt, and the sweetener. Cook until thickened and golden. This takes about 5-8 minutes, and you can turn the heat up a little until bubbling. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN, as that can happen quickly. Stir until smooth and thick.

3

Pour onto the foil-lined tray, and smooth mixture until even. Refrigerate until firm to the touch (about half an hour).

4

Break apart candy bars and melt for 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, stopping to stir each time. Pour chocolate over the toffee, and spread evenly.

5

Put the pan back into the freezer and freeze until set, about 1/2 an hour. Then break apart the candy into about 24 pieces.

6

Store in a covered container in the fridge or freezer.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 24 servings, Serving Size: 1 piece (1/24th of batch)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92, Total Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar Alcohols: 4g, Net Carbohydrates: 2g, Total Fat: 9g, Protein: 1g

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Keto Christmas Crack on a plate

Love the popular holiday treat known as “Christmas Crack”?

Now you can make your own keto “Christmas Crack” pecan toffee! It’s an addicting toffee often made during the holidays with lots of butter, sugar, and chocolate! If you’re having a candy craving this Christmas, make a batch of this easy Pecan Toffee to keep your Keto lifestyle on track!

This is a delicious, low carb dessert, and it also happens to be super easy to make.

Keto "Christmas Crack" Pecan Toffee ingredients

Keto Ingredients to Use

For the chocolate, I used two Lily’s chocolate bars. They’re sweetened with stevia and super YUMMY. They also melt nicely in the microwave to pour over your toffee layer.

Feel free to also sweeten with your favorite Keto sweetener. I used 1/2 cup of Swerve granular, and it worked out perfect! Check out our Best Keto Sugar Substitute Guide for helpful info on different keto compliant sweeteners. Finally, feel free to use your favorite chopped nut – I love pecans!

Hip Tip: To avoid sticking, I covered a smaller 9×12 baking sheet with foil and then sprayed it with nonstick spray.

Keto "Christmas Crack" Pecan Toffee closeup on the pan after breaking it up

Hip Tip:  Pieces can vary in size, however, so estimate a 1×2 inch piece as a serving.


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Keto "Christmas Crack" Pecan Toffee

yield: 24 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 1 MINUTES

total time: 16 MINUTES

Sweet buttery toffee with chocolate and pecans!

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Swerve granular
  • 5 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz. Lily's sugar free chocolate (two 3 oz. bars)

Directions

1

Prep a smaller sheet pan with foil, and spray it with nonstick spray.

2

In a saucepan on the stove, melt butter over medium heat. Add nuts and cook for about five minutes until they are slightly toasted. Mix in the cream, vanilla, salt, and the sweetener. Cook until thickened and golden. This takes about 5-8 minutes, and you can turn the heat up a little until bubbling. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN, as that can happen quickly. Stir until smooth and thick.

3

Pour onto the foil-lined tray, and smooth mixture until even. Refrigerate until firm to the touch (about half an hour).

4

Break apart candy bars and melt for 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, stopping to stir each time. Pour chocolate over the toffee, and spread evenly.

5

Put the pan back into the freezer and freeze until set, about 1/2 an hour. Then break apart the candy into about 24 pieces.

6

Store in a covered container in the fridge or freezer.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 24 servings, Serving Size: 1 piece (1/24th of batch)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92, Total Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar Alcohols: 4g, Net Carbohydrates: 2g, Total Fat: 9g, Protein: 1g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

Keto "Christmas Crack" Pecan Toffee plated and ready for serving

Finally, a keto Christmas candy to indulge in!

In all honesty, the softer consistency isn’t exactly like real toffee but the taste is similar, and it does the trick if you’re having a sweet craving!

This treat will melt, so I suggest keeping it in a covered container in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.


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Join The Discussion

Comments 53

  1. MichelleR

    This sounds fantastic! I make regular Christmas Crack every holiday season, and give out tins of it as gifts. I have been dreading making it this year, as it will be the first holiday season since being keto. Thanks to your recipe, I’ll have my own crack to enjoy. Thanks!!

    • Lina D

      Yes- I think you’ll enjoy this! Thanks for stopping by today.

  2. Angela

    Oh Yay!! Can’t wait to make some, thank you Lina!

    • Lina D

      Enjoy Angela! Thanks for stopping by today!

  3. Brooke

    When do we put in the salt?

    • Lina D

      In with step 2. I fixed it! Thanks!

  4. Jason s.

    Can you use bakers chocolate?

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there! You could use an unsweetened chocolate and sweeten with a Keto friendly sweetener, however that may alter the nutritional numbers provided. Hope that helps!

    • Jfold

      I would recommend going with the Lilly sugar free; it is widely available, uses a natural blend of sugar substitutes and in my opinion has a great flavor.

  5. Lory

    Can I use swap Lily’s chocolate chips for
    The bars?

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Yes! That will work!

  6. Cindi

    What size pan?

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there! A 9×12 baking sheet was used for the recipe above! Hope that helps!

  7. Jane

    This didn’t work at all for me , the pecan mix didn’t thicken even after stirring for 15 min very disappointed

    • Lina D

      Oh darn! I’m so sorry for the frustration. I’ve been trying to look up tips online to see what may have happened and possibly the temperature didn’t reach high enough, when cooking the toffee mixture.

      • Trish Brodersen

        If you substituted xylitol for the Swerve, that’s probably the problem. I have tried several times and never gotten it to harden.

        • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

          Thanks for the helpful tip!

  8. Kelly Parker

    These were delicious!!! I store mine in freezer and they stay hard just like toffee! Taste like a heath bar! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      YUM! SO glad you enjoyed these, Kelly! You’re very welcome!

  9. Amy

    Micro foil lined trays?

    • Lina D

      If you’re asking if you can use a foil lined baking tray, I would say yes, however maybe spray it with non-stick spray as well.

  10. Betty

    Lina – this recipe is one I’ve been searching for. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Lina D

      Ah YAY! Enjoy it and Happy Holidays!

  11. Sheri

    Can I use erythritol instead of swerve?

  12. Brandy G

    This is exactly what I have been looking for, for my Christmas making and baking day later this week! Thank you! Happy Holidays!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh perfect! You are SO welcome! Happy Holidays! ??

  13. Lynn

    I have heavy whipping cream on hand – that’ll work right? I love this version without crackers!

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Yep! That’s the same “whipping cream” as above! It should work for you!

  14. Shelly Corlew

    I made this last night and as I started to stir my pecan mix with all the ingredients just added, the butter started separating and got thinner so I panicked and just poured it on the cookie sheet at that moment (it’s delish, but I’ll have to keep it in the freezer because it’s oily on the bottom now). Anyways, if I would’ve kept stirring and hit that 5-7 minute mark, would it have thickened up? Definitely making this again!! ? Just don’t want to burn it!

    • Debby

      Mine did the same. I panicked as well but continued to stir for 8 minutes. When it didn’t thicken and continued to separate I added more cream which only did the same thing again. Not sure what happened but curious if anyone else had the same issue and more importantly a solution?

  15. Lina

    Oh darn – ya I keep stirring until it thickens. Sorry that happened!

  16. Jessica

    Would granulated monk fruit sweeter work instead?

  17. Tammy

    I made this last night and my toffee part isn’t hard, it’s sticky and mushy. What could be the cause?

    • Lina D

      Oh really? Darn.So sorry that happened. Hmmm. thinking maybe mixture cook long enough? Odd it was mushy after freezing?

  18. Lizcorry@ymail.com

    My was very grainy..

    • Lina D

      Oh no – sorry that happened! Which sweetener did you use?

  19. D Shu

    Thank you so much for this awesome recipe! My diabetic mother and I are enjoying some right now! We made with macadamia nuts bc that’s what we had here, and it’s delicious!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, how sweet! SO glad you are both enjoying it! You’re very welcome!

  20. D Shu

    Also, FYI, we used parchment paper and no spray instead of foil/spray, and it worked great!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh good! Thanks for the tip!

  21. Amber

    Could I use stevia or Truvia?

  22. Cassie Long

    Im having a difficult time with the nutritional values on this…. how is it that you say to use Lily’s which has high-ish net carb count, pecans too, but when this onl6 makes about 24 servings each spice is 1 net carb? Is my math wrong?

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there! We did just run the numbers a second time and still get the same exact reading as listed above. Hoping that helps!

    • Dale Wilson

      If the weather is humid it will not set if it is like my recipes for same types. Also homemade fudge doesn’t set either here.

  23. Stephanie

    Ahh! I’m out of foil! Can I use parchment paper?!

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Another reader above did have success with Parchment paper! – “we used parchment paper and no spray instead of foil/spray, and it worked great!” Hope that helps!

  24. Jen

    Made this today (there are 12 days of Christmas right? 😉 and it was delish! I used granular monk fruit for the sweetener and I added a little extra sprinkle of salt on top of the chocolate. Thanks for the the great treat!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Right! ? You’re very welcome, Jen! SO glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting us know how it turned out!

  25. Brigitte

    I just made this tonight…came out delicious! I had to make some more.
    Thanks so much.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh good! You’re welcome, Brigitte! Super happy you have been loving it! Thanks for taking a moment to comment!

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