Saturday, December 19, 2009

Easy Christmas Toffee

Mmmm. Chomp. Smack. Oh man. Mmmmm. Chomp. Good golly, Gert. You've GOT to try this.

I'm no gourmet chef. I like to keep things simple in all aspects of my life. So when I saw a recipe on an internet forum that's title had the word easy in it, I took notice. I like easy. Easy works for me. And I had everything I needed right here in the pantry. I read over the recipe and thought it sounded worth trying. I never imagined it would be this lip smackin' good though. Try it for yourself. I don't want to be the only one gaining ten pounds this holiday.

Easy Christmas Toffee

1 sleeve of saltine crackers
2 sticks butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Butter a cookie sheet or spray with cooking spray, line with foil and butter again. Line this with saltine crackers to fit size of cookie sheet. Set aside.

In a heavy saucepan melt 2 sticks of butter. Add 1 cup packed brown sugar, stir until melted and starts to bubble. Simmer over medium heat and allow to bubble for 3 minutes. Pour evenly over saltines.

Bake in 375°F oven for 8 - 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with 12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips. Return to oven another minute. Then spread softened chocolate chips evenly over toffee with knife. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped nuts (or more if desired.)

Place cookie sheet in freezer or fridge until set and chocolate is hard. Break apart in odd shaped pieces. Devour at will.

8 comments:

Milah said...

A lady at our church makes these and Jack loves them! Thanks for the recipe. :D

Michelle said...

Rick prefers another recipe, but I LOVE the saltine version (a lady at our church makes it, too). But the only time I tried it I thought I would go stark raving mad trying to peel the foil off the candy! I don't think I greased both sides; may have to try again....

bennie and patsy said...

I am going right now and make this.
Patsy

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've made these before and I do believe I could eat the whole pan! blessings, marlene

bennie and patsy said...

OK I am back and it is cooling. Thank you
Patsy

cchodg said...

Love this. I make these but omit the oven process and it works perfect. I used white chocolate this year with heath bar pieces and it is to die for!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe! I used almonds instead and it was delish!

Candace said...

I made the recipe, it turned out great and was a hit with the family. Thanks for the recipe.