{Poor Man's Toffee}

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ever since a dear friend introduced me to this recipe a few weeks ago I've never been the same. It's embarrassingly simple to make and guaranteed to be a holiday favorite! (Just ask Uncle Eddie).

1 box of Saltine Crackers (about 1.5 sleeves)
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
*1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
3. Cover tray with Saltine crackers.
4. Combine butter and brown sugar into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Let boil for 3 minutes or until mixture forms a deep caramel color.
5. Immediately pour mixture over Saltines and spread to cover crackers completely. Put in oven for 5-6 minutes (it will start to bubble).
6. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let sit for a minute until they start to melt and then spread them out using a spatula.
7. Refrigerated for 10 minutes and then break into pieces and eat!


Lima said...

e, my apt. mate introduced me to this awesomeness last fall. It is one of our top 3 favorite desserts.

cait said...

oh yum!! can't wait to try! thanks for sharing!

Alysa said...

Those look so simple and yummy!

Staci said...

This is a holiday staple for me and a huge hit with all the people I share it with! I skip the pecans though and I spread the chocolate out to create an even layer. Still sweet juicy goodness!

annie h. said...

love these. a lot. we had them at Bible study and would devour them. we called it crack, though. pass the crack, pleaseeeee.

Today's Letters said...

lima, every college student's dream! (next to a #58 of course).

cait, there are several different versions of this recipe floating around online ... here's one version we want to try next: http://asoutherngrace.blogspot.com/2008/12/saltines-have-never-had-it-so-good.html

alysa, i only wish they were healthier! :)

staci, we left off the pecans as well ... i think the version we want to try next is similar to the one you mentioned.

sweet annie, you junkie. xoxo

Kara said...

any recipe we can make in china gets extra fist pumps. thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

I love these! We call them "Sweet and Salties" in our house ;)

Melinda said...


Can't wait to try this one out in Florida over the holidays....it's looks more delicious then fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies....we'll wait that might be pushing it, but I"ll say it's a close second.

Craig Hand said...

Yep, we call it "Christmas Crack" in Charlotte...

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