Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Candy Share

This recipe is my son's favorite candy. He could eat this any time of year, not just at Christmas Time. Whenever I make it I always think of him and smile. 
He's way out by Boston in Graduate School and so making it now is a wistful experience for me.  
*Sigh* Funny..when you're children are young you never really think how hard it will be when they become adults and move away. But the older they get the more the memories of them young pop up. 
Anyhoo, this is a super easy, 4 ingredient candy, using of all things Saltine crackers!

Saltine Cracker Toffee


1 sleeve saltine crackers,tops up
2 sticks butter (1 c.)
1 c. light brown sugar
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. chopped nuts (opt.)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 15 x 10 inch pan with foil. Butter or spray the foil with Pam. 
  2. Arrange crackers right side up. 
  3. Melt butter and sugar - boil 3 minutes; stirring. 
  4. Pour over crackers evenly.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chips over top and when shiny and soft spread evenly.
  6. If using sprinkle with nuts. When cool, break into small pieces.
Store in containers in a cool place.