Monday, April 6, 2009

So many names, so crazy good!

Toffee treats, crunch bars, saltine candy and on Noble Pig, Cathy called hers Matzo Toffee. How funny she posted hers while I was making mine! Anyway....who cares what they are called at this point....whip some up NOW and you won't care about the name either cuz they are so delicious!

Here is your basic recipe followed by pictorial steps for you:

Toffee Treats

35 saltines (one sleeve of crackers)
3/4 cup butter (I used 50/50 smart balance)
3/4 cup brown sugar
8 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts of your choice

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees while you set up.

Lay out all your saltines onto a silpat or parchment paper. Tin foil will also work.

Stir butter and sugar in saucepan until it comes together at medium high heat.

Boil for 3 minutes.

Pour over crackers.

Spread evenly until all saltines are coated. Bake for 5-7 minutes.

Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chips let stand 5 minutes or until chocolate is softened.

Spread chocolate evenly over the toffeed saltines.

Sprinkle with your nuts of choice. Cool.

Break into pieces.

So simple and yet so yummy! Hard to believe there is a cracker in there!

Here are your upcoming Food Holidays!

April 6, 2009 National Caramel Popcorn Day
April 7, 2009 National Coffee Cake Day
April 8, 2009 National Empanada Day
April 9, 2009 National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
April 10, 2009 National Cinnamon Crescent Day
April 11, 2009 National Cheese Fondue Day
April 12, 2009
National Licorice Day and Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day


Leslie said...

I love love love to make sweets from savory crackers. Have you ever tried to dip a Ruffles Potato chip in chocolate??? HEAVEN

Ginger said...

I totally love that stuff!! Of course your photos are so good that the toffee is jumping out of my computer screen!!! YUMMY

Elyse said...

OH MY GAH. These look so delicious. I love toffee and chocolate...I think you're right: I need to go make these right now.