Friday, May 4, 2012

Saltine Cracker Toffee

Does anyone out there LOVE Pinterest as much as I do? I love finding food recipes (the nice photography helps the food look soooooo frikin' good!) and trying them out. I cant guarantee that my final result looks even similar to what the picture looks like, but at least I can say I tried. I am still working on the cooking skills, as I feel they are extremely important to have. I know the basics (maybe) and I want to venture out of my comfort zone (chicken, salmon, salad). Today I tried this Saltine Cracker Toffee recipe that I have had pinned on my food board, and OMG, it was a hit! Sooooooo super delicious. This is what your gonna need:

 40 salted saltine crackers or enough to line your pan
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Line saltine crackers in a single layer on the cookie sheet. 

In a small pot combine sugar and butter and bring to a boil. Once mixture is at a boil, continue boiling for 3 minutes. Mixture should be a deep caramel color. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers completely.  Make sure you pour it slowly and cover the whole pan. You can not use a knife to spread this out because it wont spread.

Bake at 400 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes. It will get all bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and let sit a couple of minutes to melt. Sometimes I melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute then spread it on** I melted it before hand for 30sec. but it was completely unnecessary The chips melt instantly when they are sprinkled over the crackers**. Spread melted chocolate and top with chopped nuts if desired. Cool completely and break into pieces.**I let people eat this about a  couple hours after it had sat. It honestly took a whole night to have the whole thing set and taste AMAZING**

  SPOLER ALERT- This will make for AWESOME holiday gifts to give to co-workers, neighbors, teachers, etc. It gets so expensive during the holidays with everyone to think about. This recipe is not only easy but delicious. You cant go wrong!