This recipe has been around forever and I’ve just gotten around to trying it. I thought now would be a good time, because on a recent Costco visit without me Bret bought a 72 ounce bag of chocolate chips – I’ve made as many batches of chocolate chip cookies as I can take….
For some reason, saltine cracker toffee just sounded a little weird to me. I always thought the butter/sugar mixture would make the crackers soggy, but I was wrong! It came out crunchy and chocolatey with a touch of salty-sweet after sprinkling the sea salt on top. It’s a quick fix for a sweet-tooth craving, but for full-blown toffee, I’ll stick to my mother-in-law’s recipe – it’s the best (I’ll post that closer to the holidays). Took awhile, but finally got a pretty good picture of the toffee the second time I made it. The first one I put the chips on the warm toffee and tried to spread them (disaster). In the second batch (pictured below), I melted the chocolate first, then spread it on the toffee.
**** Very very good and crunchy sweet!
35-40 saltine crackers
1 C. butter, cubed
3/4 C. sugar
2 C. (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1-2 tsp sea salt
Place crackers in a single layer (crackers touching) on a foil-lined 15″ x 10″ x 1″ cookie sheet. In a saucepan, melt butter and add sugar – bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 5-7 minutes or until mixture is thickened and sugar is completely dissolved. Carefully spread mixture over the crackers.
Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes or until bubbly. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in microwave or over a double-boiler. Remove crackers from oven and pour chocolate over them, spreading with a spatula. Sprinkle sea salt over chocolate. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (the longer, the crisper). After chilled, break into pieces. Store in refrigerator.
Tips and Stuff:
If salted crackers and sea salt seems too much salt for you, use unsalted crackers. I’ve seen this recipe using graham crackers, too.
If you want a darker toffee, boil the butter/sugar mixture a little longer till it turns golden. Be sure and watch it carefully.
Do not sit down with the container of finished toffee. You will eat it all…..