Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Saltine Toffee Bars

Last week Jeremy and I were scrambling to come up with a dessert for our weekly game night at church. We forgot to buy anything at the store and had limited items at home in which to make something. Remembering a recipe I've seen around Christmastime, I decided to make saltine toffee bars, as all they require are saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips - all stuff that we had. Long story short, I ended up not making them last week because Jeremy decided to go to the store to buy stuff for a dessert he'd rather have - vanilla pudding with crushed oreos in it. It was a big hit.

This week I decided to make the faux toffee because I was pretty curious as to how it would turn out.

It's really simple. First, arrange saltines (about 1 sleeve) on a cookie sheet that has been lined with greased foil. Melt 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring it to a full boil and let it boil without stirring for 3 minutes. Then pour it over over the saltines and spread it around. This then goes into a 400 F oven for about 5 minutes. When it comes out, it will look something like this:

Sprinkle 2 cups of chocolate chips over the crackers and let sit for another five minutes. They will then look shiny.

At this point you can spread the chocolate around.

The hardest part is waiting for the toffee and chocolate to cool and harden. I ended up putting mine in the fridge for about an hour. After it has set, break it into pieces and enjoy!

This ended up being super easy and super tasty. I will definitely be making it again sometime. The only downside is that I can only eat a little bit at a time because there is so much sugar in it. My body doesn't really like too much sugar at once.

1 comment:

Brenda said...