Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Saltine Cracker Toffee

My family has been making this really simple toffee for years, and I don't think I will ever get sick of it. The combination of salty saltine crackers with toffee and chocolate is simply perfect.  It is so easy to make and everyone loves it.  We make tons of batches every year both for our family and to wrap up in cello bags and give away as gifts.  
This recipe is also really easy to adapt, so have fun playing with new combinations.  Try white, milk, or dark chocolate (or a combination!) and top with whatever you want.  This year I've tried sea salt on dark chocolate and crushed peppermint candy on a swirl of dark and white chocolate.

saltine crackers
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 bag chocolate chips

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with foil, and then line saltine crackers over the entire cookie sheet.  Melt butter and brown sugar together over medium heat and stir until it boils.  Let boil for 3 minutes, and then pour mixture over the saltine crackers.  Bake for 5 minutes.  Let cool for 3 minutes and then pour chocolate chips over the crackers and toffee.  Let sit for a minute or so, and then start spreading the chocolate lightly with the back of a spoon.  The chocolate should start to melt and become easy to spread.  Once chocolate is spread smoothly, top with sea salt or crushed peppermint candies (or whatever else you chose!) and cool in refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Once hardened, take out of the cookie sheet, peel off the tin foil from the bottom, and cut into pieces.  I recommend keeping these in the freezer until you are going to serve them.  

Merry Christmas!

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