Recession Toffee

My friend Alexandra is living in London right now while she's in school and I know that this blog post will be right up her alley. We're in a recession, right? So, what better way to celebrate than to make "candy" out of normal things like saltine crackers? Seriously, I saw this recipe online and thought I would barf in my mouth. Then I thought about it some more and realized it might not be so bad. The salty/sweet combination is great and these could not be easier. Please enjoy!

Recession (redneck) Toffee

Saltine crackers -- you'll need enough to cover your cookie sheet, like 25-30
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray and line with crackers
3. In a saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar over low heat
4. Bring mixture to a boil for 3 minutes and immediately pour over crackers
5. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes
6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Spread chocolate chips so that they melt over the hot crackers. Then sprinkle with nuts
7. Cut and enjoy


Annie said...

I've made this before, it is pretty good. Also, I've seen the same recipe made with graham crackers.

sweet-tempered said...

Hey, can you mail me some saltines? They don't have them here. And I really need some recession toffee. Thanks:)

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Harbormom said...

Kyle, look at the date on this post. It's May. May, Kyle. Surely you have fed Jason something since May? I know for sure he ate birthday cake and ice cream at Rivers' birthday party. But that's been weeks and weeks ago. So whassup, man? You quit cookin' or what?

Micah - Dinnerware said...

I'm wishing a prosperous 2011 to all. Happy new year!