Thursday, November 17, 2011

Saltine Toffee

**Please note -- when I first published this post, I left out one little step for the recipe.  (Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil for 3 minutes and do not stir).  

We had a holiday open house in downtown Siloam Springs last weekend and at one of the stores, Heather Hill Clothing, the store's owner, Heather Lanker, had some delicious treats.  I asked her about them and she said it was toffee made with saltine crackers and it was super easy!  I got to checking online and found a recipe.  I must say that this is one of the easiest things to make, but it is so scrumptious and perfect for the holidays!  And it only has 4 ingredients (or 5 if you want nuts)!

Here is the recipe:
Chocolate Saltine Toffee

Ingredients:
- Saltine crackers
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1 cup brown sugar (dark brown sugar is suggested in this recipe, but I just used light brown sugar, which is what I had on hand.
- Chocolate chips

I suggest putting foil on a cookie sheet first and then spraying with non-stick spray.  It makes cleaning up so much easier.
Then, spread your crackers on the pan.


In a saucepan, melt 2 sticks of butter.



Then add one cup of brown sugar.


Stir it all together.



Once it's all melted, **let it boil for 3 minutes, without stirring***, then pour the butter & sugar mixture over your crackers.  It's ok if you don't cover every inch, because you're going to stick it in the oven and it should spread out some more.  Oh yeah, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 


Now bake that for 5-6 minutes.  Once you take it out of the oven, put the chocolate chips on top and let them sit for a minute to start melting.  Once they start to melt, spread them over the top of the crackers.



Yum!  If you want to add nuts, just sprinkle them on the top after the chocolate.  Now, let it cool completely and it should harden up a bit.  Then, break it into pieces and enjoy!  Seriously, these are awesome and so so easy!  You can even wrap them up and hand them out to friends and neighbors for the holiday season. 
Enjoy!

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