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Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee)


You know what makes English toffee even more yummy?  Adding a layer of salty crackers!  This quick and easy treat is called Christmas Crack and it's another family favorite during the holidays.  This yumminess is so easy to make and soooooooo delicious that you will want to make it for ALL the holiday activities this year.  

Warning:  You probably don't want to just sit with a plate of this in front of a TV.  I'm just saying... salty and sweet... it's extremely addictive and that plate will be gone before you even know it!  

Make sure you use real butter for this recipe - it's important when you are making this kind of toffee - now get up and give this a go - you are going to love how quick and easy this recipe is!

Ingredients
  • 40-45 saltine crackers 
  • 1 cup salted butter, (2 sticks) 
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups, (12oz bag), of chocolate chips
  • nuts, sprinkles, or M&M's (optional) 
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a rimmed cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray generously with cooking spray.  
  3. Place your saltines on your cookie sheet in a single layer.  (How many saltines you use will depend on the size of your pan. I usually use around 45 - it's OK if there is a little space around the edges, just pull up the foil to the edges of the crackers to help keep that toffee on the top!)  
  4. In a saucepan, bring your butter and brown sugar to a low boil over medium high heat and then stir continuously for 4-5 minutes.  
  5. Remove from heat and immediately stir in your vanilla extract. 
  6. Pour the hot mixture over your crackers, spread evenly and bake for 5 minutes until it's bubbling all over. 
  7. Remove from oven, sprinkle your chocolate chips immediately on top of the crackers, let them sit and soften for a few minutes, then spread chocolate evenly on top of crackers. 
  8. Sprinkle with nuts, sprinkles, M&M's or any other toppings you like.  
  9. Let cool completely, then move to the refrigerator to cool.  After a couple of hours, remove from the foil or parchment paper and break up into bite size pieces. 



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