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.


Unknown 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....

Patsy said...

I am going right now and make this.

StitchinByTheLake said...

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

Patsy said...

OK I am back and it is cooling. Thank you

Unknown 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.