Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Goodies

Last night I made our fourth batch of this sinful Christmas goody. 

(We haven't eaten all four batches... most of them have been made for parties or gifts.)

(Though we've done our share of snitching.)

(Can't blame us--it's GOOD!)

Here's the recipe:  totally foolproof, and nobody can ever believe it's made with saltine crackers!

Cracker Toffee
6-7 T. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar, lightly packed
about 1/2 sleeve saltine crackers
3/4 c. chocolate chips
additional toppings for garnish, if desired

1)  Preheat oven to 400*.  In a 13x9 pan, place saltine crackers in a single layer, covering as much of the bottom as possible (I cut them to fit).  In a small saucepan, slowly bring butter and brown sugar to a boil.  Boil about 2 minutes, stirring often, until mixture is bubble and a little foamy-looking.  Pour over tops of crackers & gently spread to cover evenly.

2)  Bake for 5 minutes.  Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.

3)  When chips are melty, spread gently to cover surface of crackers.  Sprinkle with your choice of toppings, if desired.  I use colored sugar, toffee bits, crushed candy canes, and the like. 

4)When toffee has cooled completely (fridge is recommended!), slide a spatula under toffee to separate it from pan.  Break into pieces and devour.

Or, give it grudgingly as a gift.
We can't get enough! 
What's your go-to sweet recipe?


Sam said...

Looks yummy! I'm thinking about making you're french toast recipy for Christmas morning (the one you do the night before) It was SO amazing the time that I did get to try it, and I'm sure they boys will love it too! Have a Merry Christmas!

Oh! And we're doing a birthday cake this year, finally. Because after all... it is Jesus's birthday we're celebrating :)