Chocolate Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee
Toffee made from saltine crackers. Aka “Christmas Crack” – this stuff disappears!
One sleeve salted Saltine crackers (about 40 crackers)
1 cup dark brown sugar (or light brown sugar)
1 cup butter (salted or unsalted – go by preference)
2 and ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter, melted
1 cup crushed M&Ms (optional)
Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Generously spray a half-sheet pan with cooking spray; set aside.
Line saltines in the pan, leaving a little bit of room between each. Over medium heat, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil in a large sauce pan. As it begins to boil, leave it alone without stirring for 3 minutes. Pour the boiling mixture over the crackers and bake for 5 minutes.
As the toffee bakes, melt the peanut butter. Remove toffee from oven and pour the peanut butter over top, smoothing it in one even layer. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and return to the oven for 1 minute. Remove from the oven and smooth down the chocolate chips into one melted chocolate layer. Top with crushed M&Ms and sprinkles.
Make room in the freezer and chill the toffee for at least 1 hour OR refrigerate for 2 hours. Once the toffee is set, break into pieces.
Store toffee in an airtight container either in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to 10 days.
My own images, instead of candy sprinkles I used slivered almonds
Adapted from: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/12/saltine-cracker-english-toffee.html
For a festive seasonal twist you could sprinkle crushed candy canes in place of nuts
I know that this recipe sounds a little strange, but I promise you… it is so addicting!
It is so easy to make (simple ingredients and it only takes a couple of minutes) and it is the perfect treat for a holiday party or neighbor gift. People will not believe you when you tell them that it’s made from saltine crackers!
Saltine Cracker English Toffee
40 salted saltine crackers
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups milk chocolate chips (or mint, butterscotch flavor, white chocolate)
1 cup chopped nuts (crush candy canes, or M&M’s, sprinkles…you can use whatever kind you like)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a large cookie sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Lay the saltine crackers evenly on the pan (I put mine really close together so that they were touching).
In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Bring it to a boil and let it boil for three minutes WITHOUT STIRRING. After three minutes, pour the hot brown sugar mixture evenly over the saltine crackers.
Bake in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips across the toffee. Let them melt for a couple of minutes and then use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate evenly across the toffee (like frosting).
Sprinkle chopped nuts on top of the melted chocolate. Let the toffee and chocolate cool completely (I put mine in the freezer for about 20 minutes to help it set up quickly). Break the toffee into bite-size pieces.
To store, keep in an air-tight container for 1-2 weeks or in the freezer for a couple of months.
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes