Saturday, October 30, 2010

Toffee. Because I care.

Many of you might already be familiar with the recipe.
But it's so yummy and so darn easy that I wanted to share.

Perfect for a quick dessert, on a Christmas cookie/candy platter, or when your kids need to bring 2 dozen treats to school and they tell you about it 10:30 pm the night before... *ahem*

~ Line a jelly roll pan with nonstick foil or parchment paper. Do not skip this step.

~ Place graham crackers to fill the entire pan. (You can use saltines as well, but I believe salty and sweet should never mingle. I know. Don't hate me.)


~ In a saucepan, bring 1 cup butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar to a boil. Simmer for 5-6 minutes, only stirring once or twice. Pour that over your cracker crust.


~ Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with chocolate chips. I like Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate. And strangely I think this is better with just a skim layer of chocolate. Too much chocolate hides the toffee and I like the toffee to shine. Pop it back in the oven for 3 or 4 minutes until the chips start to get glossy and melt.


~ Spread the chocolate with a rubber spatula. Let your toffee cool in the fridge and then break into pieces. You can add seasonal sprinkles before it's cooled if you like. In this case a certain 3 year old insisted that we add green sugar. And who am I to argue?


Cracker Toffee
Graham crackers
1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups (or less) chocolate chips

Place crackers in a single layer in a lined 15-in. x -10-in. x 1-in. pan. In a saucepan, bring butter and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened and sugar is completely dissolved. Spread over crackers.

Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with chips. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until chips begin to melt; spread chocolate evenly over top. Chill for 15-20 minutes or until set; break into pieces. Store in the refrigerator.



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22 comments:

blue eyed night owl said...

Wow, that is lovely! I'd love to try and make that:)

Love the Decor! said...

One of our favorites!!!

The Double Dipped Life said...

Simple. I love it!

blessedmomto8 said...

We make ours with saltines-LOVE IT!

A Family of Love said...

I am going to make them right now!!!

Jeannie said...

My mom used to make this and send it to me and my friends in college! Love it!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am a saltine girl when it comes to this recipe! We call it redneck toffee. ~grins~

elsiee said...

please pardon my drool...

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Beki:
I'm really looking forward to trying your recipe. Thanks for sharing it!
Hope you have a great day.
xoxo
Donna

Stacey said...

Hey! My mom used to make these and any time I asked her about them, she didn't remember making them. It's complicated.

Anyway, now I have it! Woo-hoo! Thank you! ANNNNNND, it's a Lazy Mom Recipe! Woot-woot! Can I share on my blog sometime???

www.imalazymom.com

Polka Dot Moon said...

Drooling over here! One of my favorite recipes....too bad when I make a batch it doesn't make it pass the pan ;)

Rebekah said...

After two failed attempts at making the "real" stuff, I'm totally psyched to try this one! :)

Lindsey said...

Ohhh - I make this, except I use saltines instead of graham crackers and call them "cracker cookies" (or "heart attack on a cracker" :-D)

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Holy Yummery!! A friend of mine made this once, but I think it was with Club crackers. So good. But this looks even better! (Don't tell her I said that...) ;)

sweet european dreams said...

you have NO idea how excited I am about this recipe! I'm a toffee junkie and this looks like a super easy/YUMMY version. Thanks so much for the tutorial!!! -diane

jenni said...

My mom makes this except she uses Saltines instead. Try it sometime. Something about the salty cracker under the toffee and chocolate that's sooooo good! I don't make it myself cause I eat the whole pan!

Tabitha said...

Yum, yum,yum! I WILL make this for xmas!!! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Making this with my son as we speak!! I am drooling!!
Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

Ashley

Carly said...

Omg yum!

-Carly @ Createlive

Carly said...

Omg yum!

-Carly @ Createlive

StinkerbellSteph said...

I've received this as a gift and was dying for the recipe! Thanks so much!

Laura said...

I have been searching for this recipe since I was in high school (a long time ago lol). We used to make this as kids and I could never find the recipe when I grew up!! So thank you!! They are in the oven as we speak!!