One of my friends was talking about this cracker toffee last week. I have seen it on Pinterest, but I have a signed copy of Trish Yearwood's cookbook that a person that worked with my late hubby gave to me. In it was the recipe for this toffee and I have always wanted to make it.
I received four of these pretty Christmas tree napkins at a luncheon gift exchange.
My sweet friend, Janne, gave me this favorite teacup last year.
My daughter and I used to exchange Santas years ago. Isn't this baking Santa a cute one?
Saltine Cracker Toffee
In Trisha's cookbook, she calls this Sweet and Saltines. Be forewarned that this candy is REALLY addictive!
- 40 saltine crackers
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter (I used unsalted, and only 1 stick)
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 8 ounces (about 1 and 1/3 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Line a large jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and the saltine crackers.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over the crackers, covering them evenly.
- Put the jellyroll pan into the oven and watch closely, and bake for 4-5 minutes, or until just bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and pour the chocolate chips over the crackers. When the chips melt a bit, spread them over the crackers with a knife.
- Transfer the pan to the freezer for 15-20 minutes or until completely cold.
- Break up into pieces. Store in airtight container. I think they are best left in the fridge until needed to stay crispy.
Trisha suggested to use one stick of butter for a crunchier cracker, and that's what I did.
I sprinkled some Christmas sprinkles on top, but finely chopped nuts or Heath bits would be good, too.
My two youngest granddaughters were in a Christmas dance performance. It was so festive and certainly put me in the Christmas spirit. Harper is in the top and she's on the left, in a lyrical dance to Oh Holy Night. She was also in a ballet, dancing to Skating. Hayden is the third from the left in the bottom picture, dancing to We Are Santa's Elves. The girls had to leave their costumes backstage, and Kristen and I were waiting for my son, Kevin, to get the car (it was a long walk on SMU's campus).
Thank you for your visit! xo
The recipe sounds like a great idea. They look delicious! Your granddaughters must have had a wonderful time. "Oh Holy Night" is a favorite of mine. Have a wonderful Christmas and a joy-filled New Year!ReplyDelete
Love the recipe...Hope you have a Beautiful Christmas!ReplyDelete
The toffee sounds nice and easy Kitty, and I'm always interested in cutting back a tad on calories! Great tip about the butter:@)ReplyDelete
That toffee recipe sounds delicious and easy to make. I may have to try it. Thank you for sharing it. I love the Baking Santa! So perfect for you! The granddaughters' dance must have been so beautiful, especially to "O Holy Night". That would have been very inspiring to see. Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Your table is so merry and bright Kitty with your Santa, Christmas teapot, napkin and pretty teacup! I haven't made or had Saltine Cracker Toffee in years...it is addictive! Always love seeing your grand girls...they're adorable! Happy Monday ♥ReplyDelete
Oh, how I love this, Kitty! Seeing the girls dancing must've been so fun! Harper especially looked in dance character in her lyricial movement ❤️. Hayden seems to be playfully into her part.ReplyDelete
Those napkins are a really special addition on your festive table. The recipe looks and sounds just as great with the adjustments. Merry Monday!
We just made some this past week too; but this time I added 1 cup of peanut butter into the chocolate chips (I melted them before spreading them on the crackers; something I've never done before but we're trying to branch out after seeing a few different tweaks to this recipe online). This week we're attempting a s'mores version! We're going to have to try making it with just 1 stick of butter one time too.ReplyDelete
OK- I have been losing comments every time I post today. sigh.. Anyway- I love this easy toffee and the family loves it, too.ReplyDelete
How wonderful to watch your grands dance. They grow up way too fast, don't they?
I hope you have a wonderful week-xo Diana
This has been a favorite for years! So yummy! So easy!
How special to attend the girls' dancing performance.
Merry on, Kitty!
This looks great. I'm pinning it! I like your cute Santa, too!ReplyDelete
I've been making these for at least 25 years - they are always a HUGE hit. They are so perfectly crunchy/chewy/salty/sweet :-) If you haven't heard of them before, look up Frito Bars too - another easy recipe that everyone loves. I love your baking Santa too <3ReplyDelete
What beautiful table and yummy recipe. Precious time with your princesses!ReplyDelete
Kitty I love your pretty decor and the pictures of the girls are darling! I have to tell you that saltines and chocolate are my weakness. I'm making this one tonight!!! xoReplyDelete
One of my favorite recipes - first time I ever had it was my little sister's roommate's mom's recipes. We call it Dayna's Toffee - we lost her many years ago to breast cancer. She was a sister to us and is missed ALL the time, even all these years later. It is honestly one of my very favorite treats - all the goodness in one bite!ReplyDelete
The Christmas show sounds wonderful - bet they did a great job!
Your baking Santa is adorable.ReplyDelete
I also have a "Cup of Christmas tea" teacup that was gifted by my friend! It travelled all the way from the States!
Aw, it sounds like you are really enjoying the Christmas season! Your little granddaughters are so precious! God bless you and your family, sweet friend.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a delicious recipe! Love the Christmas tea cup and your photo with the little granddaughters. They are so precious.ReplyDelete
Harper and Hayden are getting so big! The Christmas show sounds wonderful. My coworker introduced me to this candy and it is REALLY addictive!ReplyDelete
Cracker Toffee is such a classic! A friend gave me something similar made with graham crackers and it is so good I had to hide it from myself! Your Christmas tea cup is so prettyReplyDelete
And I love your baking Santa! Your dancers are adorable too. It looks like you’re having a Merry December!
Aha! Great minds we have once again! =D I'm getting ready to make this recipe tomorrow...and am excited to know cutting back on the amount of butter works! Those napkins are perfect for YOU! =) Love the teacup too...soooo pretty. And the adorable photos of your girls are so special! XOReplyDelete
OK, Baking Santa needs to put on a hair net!😂😂😂ReplyDelete
I've never heard of Saltine Cracker Toffee. The directions seem so simple, and the ingredients are everything one would already have in the pantry! Enjoy!!!
The toffee looks so good. How nice to try out the recipe from Trisha's cookbook. I bet they taste delicious. Thanks for the recipe and I enjoyed looking at the photos of your grandchildren. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week Kitty.ReplyDelete
I love Santa's too and yours is very Jolly and a baker too! I've always wanted to try the saltine cracker toffee also. It looks delicious! We have no dancing grandsons but I do miss those recitals! At least we got to see two of them sing at the Christmas concert last week :) Merry Christmas, Kitty! ♥ReplyDelete
I love this toffee but I've never made it! It looks so easy - pinned! I'd be honored if you shared them (and your other cookies too) at the Great Cookie Exchange!ReplyDelete
Wonderful pictures and such a pretty family. Merry Christmas to you dear lady. Hugs and blessings, CindyReplyDelete