Monday, August 29, 2011

Sweet and Saltines

Jen is the baker of the family.....I'm more the hors d'oeurvre-er. ( I spelled that right on the first try!) She makes this great saltine-toffee treat and everyone always asks her for the recipe.  There are many variations of this tasty snack but here is hers...

She got it from Trisha Yearwood herself...

40 saltine crackers
  1 cup (2 sticks) butter
     1 cup light brown sugar
8 oz. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Line cookie sheet (jelly roll pan) with foil.
In medium saucepan melt butter and brown sugar together and bring to a boil. Boil for about 5 min.
Remove from heat and pour over crackers-covering evenly. Put the pan in oven and watch closely.  Bake for 4-5 min, or just until bubbly. Remove the pan from oven and pour the chocolate chips over the crackers. When the chips melt a bit spread them over the crackers with a knife. Transfer the pan to the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until completely cold.  They will form one big sheet.  Break up into pieces.  Store in airtight container.

For those of you who need visuals...

The parsley Theif
Graham crackers can be used instead, but it is really sweet that way.  I've also used Keebler butter crackers (due to the fact that I thought I had saltines cuz my kids put the box back in the pantry empty...) and it was great, too.
Put some saltine toffee in your back pocket.


rubyroof said...

This looks yummy! I can't wait to try it for a back-to-after-school treat for my kids! Thank you for the visuals...I love to see what it looks like and to see if I can do it!! :)

jeannie said...

i make them all the time... no one can ever guess the suprise ingrediant. :):)

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