The Shady Porch: Saltine Toffee...the best of both Salty & Sweet!

2.24.2012

Saltine Toffee...the best of both Salty & Sweet!

As I've mentioned before, I've only recently discovered the popular taste combo of salty and sweet, so when I ran across this candy recipe I thought it might be a hit among friends and family, too.  I like having something on standby for when company drops by, and this recipe stores well for such occasions (or so I've read). This takes little time and effort to prepare which is fine by me!   Salty, Sweet, Chocolaty goodness (this I can attest to)...Enjoy!

Homemade Saltine Toffee saltine crackers salty sweet toffee candySaltine Toffee


Ingredients:
1-2 sleeves of saltine crackers, (depends on size of cookie sheet you're using)
1 stick of butter
1 cup of packed brown sugar
( I used Splenda brown sugar blend)
2 cups of chocolate chips
(Note - added sprinkled pecan pieces over mine, too)

Directions:


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil, spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Arrange crackers in single layer on cookie sheet  Covering the entire sheet with no space between crackers

Heat the butter and brown sugar in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir and heat to boil.

Once the mixture boils for about 2 minutes, turn down the heat and simmer for another 1-2 minutes, until mixture is thicker and the sugar has has dissolved.

Now carefully pour butter-sugar mix (toffee) over the crackers, try to cover all of the crackers. Spread it out, if possible. If not, don't worry the toffee will spread in the oven. 

Bake the toffee crackers for 5 minutes. Carefully remove and allow to cool 1 minute.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the hot toffee, allow to sit until chips have melted. Take spatula and spread the melted chocolate over entire surface of toffee in an even layer. While chocolate is still soft, sprinkle with cracker crumbs, or pecan pieces, as desired.

Refrigerate the pan of toffee for 15-30 minutes. Once the chocolate has set break toffee into small uneven pieces like peanut brittle and serve. 

Store leftover toffee in an airtight container for up to a week...if it lasts that long!

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D SteppAbout D Stepp
D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.