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Chocolate Toffee Crunch Squares


1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
36 squares

Looking for a little chocolate toffee crunch? By blending HERSHEY’S Chocolate, peanuts and pretzels into this crunchy toffee square recipe, you can add savory back into sweet. It’s a tasty dessert the entire family will love.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Chill Time
1 hour


  • 2 packages
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips (11.5 oz. each)
  • 1 cup
  • 1 cup
    salted peanuts
  • 1 cup
    pretzel sticks halved
  • 1/2 cup
    sweetened coconut flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips
  • 1 tsp
    shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
  • Paper candy cups

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
9-inch pan 9-inch pan
plastic wrap plastic wrap
microwave microwave
rubber scraper rubber scraper
measuring cups measuring cups
refrigerator refrigerator
cutting board cutting board
microwave-safe bowls microwave-safe bowls

Line 9-inch square pan with plastic wrap. Place chocolate chips in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at Medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Immediately add toffee bits, peanuts, pretzels and coconut, if desired; stir to coat.


Spread mixture in prepared pan; cover with plastic wrap or foil. Refrigerate 45 minutes or until firm.


Place white creme chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at Medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Using fork, drizzle white creme chips mixture over chocolate mixture in pan. Cover; refrigerate 5 minutes or until firm.


Bring to room temperature. Remove chocolate mixture from pan and place on cutting board, top side up; remove plastic wrap. Cut into 1-1/2 inch squares. Place each square in a candy cup, if desired. Store in covered container in a cool place.


Chocolate Toffee Haystacks: Prepare chocolate mixture as above. Instead of spreading into square pan, drop chocolate mixture by slightly heaping tablespoons onto wax paper-lined cookie sheet or tray. Refrigerate until firm. Melt white creme chips as directed above; drizzle over haystacks.

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