Tuesday, September 23, 2008

This is a really bad idea...

If you are at all concerned with consuming healthy food.

This is a REALLY good idea if you want to eat (a little) of something HUGELY delicious and addictive.

Hard for kids to help make - messy, hot, sticky. Very easy for them to help eat!

Cracker Toffee

Rectangular butter-flavored crackers (Club Crackers)
2 Sticks of unsalted butter
1 Cup of packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups (I just used a bag full) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped pecans (I left these off and it was still amazingly wonderful)

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Line a cookie tray (with edges) or a jelly roll pan with heavy-duty foil and spray generously with non-stick cooking spray.

Arrange the crackers (it took one sleeve of them when I did it) lined up with edges touching to cover the bottom of the pan.

Combine the butter, brown sugar and salt in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until the butter melts, stirring frequently. Increase the heat to high and boil for 3 minutes without stirring.

Pour this mixture evenly over the crackers and spread gently to cover them, without moving them around.

Bake for 5 minutes. Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers, let them sit for a few seconds until they start to melt and then spread them gently to cover the crackers.

If you are using them, sprinkle the nuts on the top and press into the chocolate.

Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 2 hours.

Break into chunks to serve.

This says that it makes 24 servings...but it would be hard to stop with a little piece!

(This is from a book called "Incredibly Easy Silly Snacks" - although I am not seeing the silliness...just the incredibleness.)

1 comment:

ceejay said...

Makes my tummy smile :-)