Cracker Toffee

Cracker Toffee

It’s toffee! Or at least a toffee-like confection! On a cracker! Made by a cracker, too, as one of the recipients did ask. Since it was for a party, it got fancied up with pine nuts (and put on a pretty glass cake pedestal to boot), though the pine nuts would be better chopped. You can use any kind of chocolate you like. It’s also super simple and can be made at the last minute, as long as you have space in your freezer. It was quite popular at its party, too, and the roommates lamented that none came home with us.

Cracker Toffee, adapted from kraftrecipes.com

35 saltines
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
1/2 c. packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips*
3/4 c. pine nuts, toasted and chopped

Line a sheet pan with foil and preheat the oven to 400F. Put the saltines in a single layer on the pan and set aside.

Melt the butter and sugar over medium heat and stir until well-blended. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil it for 2-3 minutes, but keep an eye on it; if your boil is particularly vigorous, it could burn, and that would be untasty. Pour the hot caramel carefully over the crackers and spread it out.

Bake the caramelled crackers for 5-7 minutes or until they’re brown and bubbly. Immediately upon removing them from the oven, sprinkle on the chocolate, and then go play with the cats for five minutes or so until it softens. (Children, dogs, or books may be substituted for cats.) Spread that out and sprinkle on the nuts. Put the whole mess in the freezer to harden and go panic about what you’re wearing. Break it up into pieces once it’s set and inflict it on all your friends!

* Use the chocolate you like. Dark and white swirled together would be really pretty.

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~ by iliadawry on 16 January 2013.

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