December 2

Christmas Toffee

You are going to want to put this Christmas toffee on your "must make" list this year. It tastes sweet and salty, has five ingredients and only takes 15 minutes to make!

INGREDIENTS

  • 50 saltine crackers (approx.)
  • 1 cup salted butter (2 sticks, cubed)
  • 1 cup soft light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 - 1 cup M&M’s (or chopped nuts or sliced almonds)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 325°F. Line a large jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray or butter and then line the pan with saltine crackers.

  • Place the butter and sugar in a medium sized pot over low medium-low heat. Stir until the butter is melted. Once the butter has melted, bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Stir constantly.

  • Once it’s nice and bubbly and changed to more of a caramel color, remove pan from heat and pour evenly over saltine crackers. Spread mixture with a knife. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Try to move fast during this part so the toffee doesn’t harden.

  • Place pan in the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes. The mixture will spread evenly over the crackers as it bakes.

  • Remove pan from place chocolate chips on top and allow to melt or melt the chocolate and then pour over the top with a spatula. Sprinkle M&M’s (or nuts) on top and then place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

  • Once chocolate has hardened break pieces off the foil and store in an airtight container for 1 – 2 weeks.

Variations

  • Use ritz or graham crackers as the base
  • Use a white chocolate or drizzle white chocolate over top 
  • Sprinkle with chopped nuts
  • Add sprinkles for color