Saltine Toffee aka "Crack"
This is one of my favorite things to make this time of year. I can always count on this simple quick recipe to bring to parties and even to give as gifts. People LOVE it! It's addicting, which is why we refer to it as "crack". There are so many variations and ways you can mix it up! I first tried this at my old work, where one of my co-workers brought it for a Christmas party. Needless to say, it was gone before our morning break, and I may or may not have had a sugar rush.. I was lucky enough to get the recipe from her, and now I want to share it with you all! I've tweaked it a bit to my own preferences, and I think you'll really enjoy it!
This time I tried a few variations, and I added butterscotch chips to one section, and walnuts to another section, and left most of it plain chocolate. This is a great gift to give your friends for Christmas!
Saltine Toffee Recipe
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 sleeve Saltine Crackers
2 cups chocolate chips (I prefer a mix of milk and semi sweet)
*additional variations and add ins: nuts, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. In a medium saucepan combine brown sugar and butter and vanilla. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 5 minutes.
2. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper. Spread out the entire sleeve of crackers evenly. I like to crush them up so they are better mixed into the toffee. Use a metal spatula to crush them into smaller chunks.
3. Once the butter mixture is thick and done simmering, pour evenly over the saltines. Use a rubber spatula to spread around and mix in any stray crackers that didn't get coated. I like to mash it up and bring the edges in to make sure they all have the toffee coating on them.
4. Place sheet in the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 10 minutes.
5. After 10 minutes, set on a cooling rack, and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the hot toffee. Let them sit a few minutes until they are melted enough to spread. Spread with a rubber spatula.
6. Add any extra toppings you have, such as walnuts.
7. Put the sheet in the refrigerator to cool for at least 30 minutes.
8. Once the toffee has cooled off and the chocolate has completely set, you can break it apart, and eat!
Let me know what you think! What kinds of variations do you like to do?