Monday, December 29, 2014

Saltine Cracker Toffee- Sweet and Salty Deliciousness

Saltine Cracker Toffee: Sweet and Salty and easy to make.  Makes a great gift, or an easy batch of some tasty treats.  Great party treat as well. Alohamora Open a Book

So, I had surgery this past Friday.  Fun huh?! This is my first official surgery. Sure I had lasik eye surgery back in the day, but that seems like nothing compared to the prep that goes into having real surgery that leaves you with a scar.

I had half of my thyroid removed since I had a large nodule/cyst that popped up.  Anyone else have/had thyroid issues?  

Right now, I feel like I have a super bad sore throat from the air tube that was place down my throat during the surgery.  It hurts to swallow, and therefore makes eating anything that isn't warm and pureed impossible.

It's a good thing I made this Saltine Cracker Toffee before the surgery so I could enjoy the sweet and salty goodness.  I made several pans to "test" them out, and gave a lot of it away as neighbor gifts. 

It may sound weird to make toffee with saltines, but it's amazingly delicious.  Seriously good.  You should quickly make some and enjoy it's goodness for me since I have been banned to the world of soft, easy to swallow foods.  

Saltine Cracker Toffee
Recipe: Alohamora slightly adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Active Time: 25 minutes
Inactive Time: At least 1 hour. 
Servings: 12-15


1 1/2 sleeves salted saltine crackers or enough to line your pan
1 c. butter, unsalted
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. milk chocolate chips
1 c. semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 
1 c. pecans, chopped (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Line a cookie sheet, with edges, or jelly roll pan with parchment paper (you can use aluminum foil if you want). Spray your paper with baking spray. 
  3. Line saltine crackers in a single layer on the parchment paper. 
  4. In a small pot over medium heat bring butter and sugar to a boil.  Once the mixture is boiling continue to boil it for 3 more minutes.  The mixtures should be a deep caramel color, and it will smell amazing at this point. 
  5. Immediately pour the boiling mixture over the saltines and use a spatula to evenly distribute the butter sugar mixture over the crackers completely.
  6. Bake crackers and sugar at 400 degrees for 4-6 minutes.  Mine took only 4 minutes.  
  7. The sugar mixture will be bubbly when it is ready to be removed from the oven.
  8. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the toffee mixture and place it in the oven for 1 minute. This will help the chocolate to melt a bit quicker. 
  9. Remove pan from oven and use a spatula to evenly distribute the melted chocolate over the toffee mixture. 
  10. Top the toffee with chopped nuts if you desire.  It tastes delicious either way. 
  11. Place pan in the freezer for 1 hour or the fridge for 2-3 hours.  You can also let the pan cool on the counter overnight.  
  12. Let the toffee cool completely before using a pizza cutter to help cut/break the toffee into pieces. 
  13. Enjoy!
  14. Store leftovers in a sealed container on the counter or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Happy Saltine Cracker Toffee eating!  This will easily become your favorite way/reason to eat saltine crackers. 

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