Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Saltine Toffee

Toffee made from Saltine crackers? Sounds odd, but it's insanely good - the sweet caramel balances perfectly with the saltiness of the crackers! It's almost like the white trash version of fleur de sel caramels

Whether you use Premium, Krispy, Zesta, or any other brand of Saltine cracker, it doesn't really matter. Whatever you have grocery coupons for. You can have this quick treat whipped up in NO time at all, and it WILL go over well. This recipe has been around for YEARS; I'm not sure where it originated, but I'm glad it did. Incredibly easy, inexpensive, and highly addicting, it's perfect for gift giving as well! 

Saltine Toffee
adapted from Mommy's Kitchen

1 1/2 sleeves Saltine crackers
1 1/4 cups butter
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
2 8oz packages milk chocolate toffee bits (Heath)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with a Silpat liner or foil. 

Lay out the Saltine crackers, salted side up, on the sheet in a single layer. 

Melt the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring often. Boil at a full rolling boil for 3 minutes, then pour over the crackers. QUICKLY spread the toffee evenly. 

Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with toffee bits. Chill for 2 hours, then break into pieces and store in an airtight container. 

I find it easiest to flip the cooled toffee over, THEN break it into pieces...

1 comment:

  1. We make something similar with graham crackers and pecans, no chocolate. If Werthers candy made a cookie it would taste like that. Yummy!