Chocolate Toffee with a Surprise Secret Ingredient: Saltines!
I love making home made Valentine treats – it’s one food tradition I follow religiously every February. But, sugar cookies are just so boring. And chocolate candies are, well, just ho-hum. I wanted something easy. Something decadent. Something different. Something salty and sweet and chocolate-y all in one bite. And definitely something unique for all my sweeties. You know, along the lines of chocolate dipped potato chips. Only not those. Also boring.
Then I remembered a sweet decadent treat that was popular in the early 1990’s.
It was made with matzoh crackers, with an ooey-gooey topping. It was the kind of treat that surprises you from the very first bite. Salty. Sweet Rich. Homey. I decided to try it with saltines and it turned out even more delicious than my memory of the matzoh-based version.
Oh. My. Gosh. This is a magical substance!
The hot brown sugar and butter mixture seeps down into the saltines and transforms them into an other-worldly delicious substance.
My family members made that speechless “This is Heaven” groaning sound when eating these recentlyÂ – and couldn’t stop. The whole batch – all 48 squares – were inhaled in just a few minutes.
THIS IS THE EASIEST, NO-FAIL TOFFEE RECIPE YOU WILL EVER MAKE!
This treat takes 20 minutes from start to finish and only has 6 ingredients. Super easy, but the kind of recipe that will make your friends and loved ones think you’ve been slaving for hours.
You MUST try this version out and see if you agree with me that these are an “Oh-My-Goodness What IS in this stuff?” Treat!
PRALINE CHOCOLATE SALTINE TOFFEE
48 saltine crackers
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (6 ounces) semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup diced toasted almonds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 11 by 17 baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the saltine crackers on top of parchment paper close together in a single layer, covering the whole surface of baking sheet.
In a medium sauce pan, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer and stir constantly for 3 minutes.
Pour sugar mixture over saltines, spreading in a thin layer with an offset spatula to cover all saltines evenly.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle immediately with chocolate chips. Wait 5 minutes for chocolate chips to melt and then spread chocolate over top in a thin layer. Sprinkle with nuts.
Cool completely and then break into squares.
– posted by Donna