Make Keto Christmas “Crack” Toffee This Holiday Season!
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We can’t get enough of this keto Christmas Crack!
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! Check out all of our amazing chocolate recipes while you’re in the baking mood!
If you’re having a candy craving this Christmas, make a batch of this easy Pecan Toffee to keep your Keto lifestyle on track!
The result is a delicious, low-carb candy dessert, and I LOVE that it also happens to be super easy to make. You won’t regret including it in your keto holiday baking! Simply cook up the pecan toffee mixture, spread it on a pan, let it cool, top with melted chocolate, let it cool again, and then crack off sections for easy snackable pieces.
Keto "Christmas Crack" Pecan Toffee
yield: 24 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
total time: 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES
Sweet and buttery low-carb toffee with chocolate and pecans makes for the perfect keto holiday treat.
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup Swerve granular
- 5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 - 2.8 oz. Lily's sugar free chocolate bars
Prep a 9x12-inch sheet pan with foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
In a saucepan on the stove, melt butter over medium heat. Add nuts and cook for about five minutes until they are slightly toasted.
In a separate bowl, mix in the heavy cream, vanilla extract, salt, and the Swerve. Add the mix to the saucepan on the stove and cook until thickened and golden. This takes about 5-8 minutes, and you can turn the heat up a little until bubbling... but BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN and stir it often, until smooth and thick.
Important note: Stir this mixture consistently and often to avoid burning during this step.
Once the mixture is thick, pour it onto the foil-lined tray, and smooth the mixture out until even. Refrigerate until firm to the touch (about half an hour).
In a bowl, break apart the chocolate candy bars and melt them for 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, stopping to stir each time. Pour chocolate over the firm toffee and spread evenly.
Put the pan into the freezer and freeze until set, about half an hour. Then break apart the candy into about 24 pieces, and enjoy!
Pieces can vary in size, so estimate a 1x2 inch piece as a serving. Be sure to store any leftover pieces in a covered container in the fridge or freezer as they could melt on the counter.
Yield: 24 servings, Serving Size: 1 piece (1x2 inch piece)
Amount Per Serving: 76 Calories | 7.7g Fat | 6.6g Total Carbs | 1.5g Fiber | 0.3g Sugar | 4.5g Sugar Alcohol | 0.7g Protein | 0.6g Net Carbs
Here are a few recipe tips to keep in mind when making Keto Christmas Crack Pecan Toffee:
- 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. You could also use keto chocolate chips, a 7-ounce bag of ChocZero milk chocolate chips works perfectly.
- Feel free to also sweeten with your favorite keto sweetener. I used 1/2 cup of Swerve granular and it worked out perfectly! Another option would be to try this Swerve brown sugar alternative for a richer flavor—yum!
- Not a fan of Swerve? Check out our best keto sugar substitute guide for helpful info on different keto-compliant sweeteners.
- Feel free to use your favorite chopped nuts in place of the pecans, such as walnuts or almonds.
- To avoid sticking, I covered a smaller 9×12 baking sheet with foil and then sprayed it with nonstick spray. You could line it with parchment paper as well.
Finally, a keto Christmas candy to indulge in!
In all honesty, the softer consistency isn’t exactly like traditional toffee which is super hard, but the taste is very similar, and it does the trick if you’re having a sweet craving!
This treat will melt, so I suggest keeping the keto Christmas crack in a covered container in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.
Check out what my teammate Jenna had to say about this keto Christmas crack pecan toffee:
“I am such a big fan of Lily’s chocolate, the only way to make it even more delicious is to add it to keto toffee, YUM! This turned out great! I appreciate how simple and easy to follow the process was, and love this toffee as a holiday treat!”
Here’s what my Hip sidekick Emily thought of this keto Christmas crack:
“This keto Christmas crack is seriously addicting! I could not stop eating it! I kept telling myself just one more piece about five times before I could walk away! Also, so easy to make! I’m going to have to make another batch because it did not last long at my house. I used ChocZero’s keto milk chocolate chips and they made it so good!”
OHHHHMMMMYYYDEARGAWDDDDD! I LOVE you guys for this recipe!! You might have just saved what’s left of this crappy 2020!!!
Hi Sheila! So glad you loved this recipe. I love it too❤ I have to hide it from myself or I eat to much, its that good lol!
Is ok made without the chocolate on top like a brittle?
No, you don’t have to add the chocolate to the top.
I made this last year & it’s on my list for this week.
Do you have a really good chocolate fudge recipe?
Yes! Here you go! https://hip2keto.com/recipes/keto-chocolate-fudge/ Enjoy!
Can you use the Lily’s chocolate chips for this? I have some on hand and want to make it tonight! If so, how much should I use?
Hi there! Yes you can swap them for the exact same measurements that are in the recipe. Hope this helps❤
Can you use a different nut than pecan? Like coarse ground peanut?
While we haven’t tried that, you should be able to! A better substitute would be walnuts or macadamia nuts.
Yes maybe almonds or walnuts. Peanuts can work but aren’t usually considered strict keto by some.
I love this recipe! Made it last year for the first time and couldn’t stay away from it! I made 2 batches this year, one exactly as is and one made with regular semi-sweet chips for the non-keto people I know (cheaper than Lily’s!) Thank you for a great recipe, I will be making this every Christmas!
It’s so nice to hear how much you love this 🙌! Thank you for the honest feedback! 🙏
Will erythrol or monkfruit work or does it need to be swerve?
Hi Melly G!! Yes, erythrol or monkfruit work will work also!🥰