Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Poor Man's Toffee

I admit, I haven't been here in quite a while & I've felt a bit guilty about it.  I'm so glad to see the renewed interest in the site & I hope things keep clicking along they way they have of late.

While scrolling through I've loved seeing the healthy recipes & adaptations you all have posted...and now I'm going to ruin all our resolutions to eat better in this new year.  This recipe is floating about the ether in a few forms but this is my favorite thus far.

You will need:
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 to 1 1/2 sleeves saltine crackers
1 to 1 1/2 cup good chocolate chips (I prefer Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate chips because they melt beautifully)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a heavy sauce pan, melt butter and brown sugar together & bring to a boil.  Boil for 3 minutes stirring often.

Line a jelly roll pan (or any sheet pan with sides) with aluminum foil and lay out saltines to cover the entire bottom of the pan. 

Pour butter & brown sugar mixture over the crackers & bake for 7 minutes.

After baking, remove from oven for 1-2 minutes then sprinkle with chocolate chips and return to oven for 1 minute.  Once chocolate chips have melted, spread chocolate over crackers with a spatula.  Let cool, then break apart or cut between crackers to eat.

Now, I will warn you, this stuff is rich and addictive.  I love it but can easily eat myself sick on it.  It's best made when you're going to have company to share it with.



Kork said...

Oh Farmie...there go my cavity-free teeth...

I tried the "Millionaire's Shortbread" that your Aunt posted last fall...and oh. my. goodness.

I think this must be like the "Christmas Crack" that my friends make...and I think that I'll have to make a batch while BB is gone at the end of this month...

FarmWife said...

I've heard it called that so I'm assuming it's the same stuff. I've nearly finished half a pan since making it yesterday at 1:30.