Friday, August 16, 2013

Food: Homemade Toffee

This toffee has been a fave in our house for years - some dear friends gave us this recipe. I hadn't made any for awhile and decided to yesterday :) My hubby was so excited to see it when he got home from work :) Easy to make, and it makes a lot. Good to package up and give as a gift.
Homemade Toffee
1 sleeve saltine crackers (enough to fill a cookie sheet if you lay them flat, side by side)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional - sometimes I put these on top, sometimes not)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Lay saltine crackers side by side and cover entire cookie sheet in a single layer.

In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter. Add brown sugar and stir frequently. Bring to a boil and boil for 3-5 minutes (you're pretty much making hard caramel here, and want it to get to the hardball stage if you have a candy thermometer).

Pour caramel over saltines and spread gently over entire pan. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over caramel. The chips will melt - spread chocolate gently over caramel. Sprinkle nuts (if using) evenly over chocolate.

Let cool completely (Sometimes I put mine in the fridge on hot pads to make it cool faster. So we can eat it faster ;)). Break (or cut) into pieces. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. Enjoy :) 
Thank you all so, so much for the sweet comments and emails and Instagram comments about Hannah's birthday and my thoughts on the past year the other day. It was truly a blessing to hear from so many about their faith and their sweet comments about our little one :) Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Oooooh this sounds amazing! My mom used to make something like this at Christmas time.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.