Chocolate toffee is my favorite dessert!
I call this chocolate toffee dessert, but many people like to call it Christmas crack, and for good reason. This dessert is simply delicious. This is one of my favorite recipes that my mom taught me to make. I have been eating this since I was a kid. I am so surprised at the ingredients. They are so simple but oh so delicious! It is very addictive and has even gotten the nickname crack. Funny, I know but it really is that good! You just have to try it. It is pretty simple and cheap to make so why not try it right?
Do you like cheap desserts?
This is a great way to add an awesome dessert to your family dinner, that will not take a huge chunk out of your wallet. The taste will blow people away, especially when they see that it is made with saltine crackers. Of course as long as you are making your baked good from scratch you will not have to spend very much no matter what you make! I spent a total of $3 on my dessert that I am bringing to Thanksgiving dinner! Awesome right? It is pretty quick and easy to make too!
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Chocolate Toffee Dessert Recipe
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Start by boiling butter and sugar together. Then, simmer for 3 minutes. Stir often. While it is boiling go to the next step…
Grease the pan, and place one layer of saltines on the pan.
Fill up the entire pan. I break cracker to fit in the gaps…
Leave the pan of butter/sugar mix on the stove. One spoonful at a time, spread it over the crackers. Keeping this mixture hot will help, because it hardens as it cools. Which, makes it hard to spread!
Once you have gotten all the crackers covered, place in oven for 5 minutes.
Quickly sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the crackers…
Place back into the oven for 1 minute…
Use a spatula to smooth over the melted chocolate chips…
This is what it should look like when it is all smoothed out…
Let it cool, then pop it in the fridge to cool for a couple of hours.
Cut them up into squares and serve. If it is very warm, you may want to keep them on ice so they do not melt.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1-2 tbsp shortening
- 1 pkg saltines crackers
- 1 pkg chocolate chips (I like dark chocolate, but you can use any kind. Once I used butterscotch and chocolate together, so get creative with it if you want!)
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Place butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for about 3 minutes, stirring very often.
- Grease pan with shortening.
- While that is simmering, spread saltines out on a baking sheet in a single layer.
- Tip: Keep the pan on the stove on medium heat. Do this step slowly. pull out a spoonful at a time. When it cools down it hardens. So keeping it hot will help to get it spread over the crackers. Pour the butter/sugar mixture over the saltines, and spread it out evenly, making sure to get it into the corners!
- Bake for 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly, and quickly!
- Put back in the oven for about 1 minute.
- Now, you can use a butter knife or spatula to smooth out the melted chocolate chips. Spread it evenly.
- Allow to cool, and then place in the refrigerator for a couple hours to harden.
- Then cut them into squares or any other shape you desire!
Chocolate chips are not the only ones you can use!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! I would love to hear from you if you do! If you come up with some creative chips to use other than chocolate chip, I would love to hear how it turns out! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you come back for more!
Using Salty crackers
I like to make sure to buy the salty kind. If you have not tried salt and chocolate together you are missing out. I know it sounds a little crazy but trust me. If you don’t believe me, they actually sell chocolate bars with sea salt in them! Try one! You may just fall in love. Of course I have only tried the dark chocolate ones. I am not a big fan of milk chocolate.
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