Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Easy Toffee Crackers

Some days you just need a quick, easy and sweet treat to make your day (or someone else's) just a little brighter!  Today has definitely been one of those days around here.  Not only are we gearing up for yet another snow storm promising to dump a foot or more of snow on us but we wanted to give a little gift to some friends who could use a little cheer. Here is a perfect little treat to fit the bill, I remember making these with my grandma when I was little.

Easy Toffee Crackers

1/2 C. butter (margarine will work)
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 sleeve saltine crackers
1 C. chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
chopped nuts or sprinkles (optional)

Place butter, brown sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan over med-low heat.  Stir until butter is melted and brown sugar is fully incorporated.  Bring to a boil.

Boil 3 minutes WITHOUT stirring.

Line a cookie sheet with tin foil or parchment paper. 

Spread crackers out over cookie sheet with edges touching.

When sugar mixture is done, pour over crackers and spread to cover all the crackers.

Bake in pre-heated 400 degree oven for 7 minutes.  Crackers will be bubbly looking.

Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot crackers and let sit for 1-2 minutes to soften.

Spread chocolate chips over crackers. 

Top crackers with chopped nuts or sprinkles.

Allow crackers to cool completely.

Break crackers into chunks.

Enjoy or share with a friend.


Chris said...

Those looks so cool and easy to make...I am thinking that I will need to try them soon. Thanks Angel for cool idea.

Mrs. H said...

Just made this for dessert tonight....LOVE it! Thanks for the recipe!

Heart-Hands-Home said...

Glad you enjoyed them! I love the fact that they are so quick and easy to make.

Taylorevmd said...

Just made this for dessert tonight....LOVE it! Thanks for the recipe!

Peg Gawne-Mark said...

I've looked for this recipe for years since I left the U.P. Thanks!

Torie said...

Do you need to freeze toffee after melting chocolate? Is the toffee sticky or crunchy

Julie Riley Halligan said...

try this with graham crackers sometime. one of our favorite Christmas time treats!