It might be surprising how much I enjoy baking holiday treats. Or not baking them.
It's no surprise I love eating them. They're good stuff.
So I'm sharing a favorite recipe I stumbled across online last year and tweaked to turn into a Good Girl Gone Redneck creation.
It's saltine toffee.
Have you not heard of this?
Have you not tried it?
It's so goooooood.
And easy. I'm no master chef or baker, but I can do this and make loads of them. And it doesn't have to be perfect, so it's even better because of that.
You'll need a pot for boiling and a cookie sheet for baking.
Holiday Saltine Toffee Treats
* package of saltine crackers (name brand NOT required)
* stick of butter
* 1c brown sugar
* 2c semi-sweet chocolate chips (feel free to be more generous with this ingredient if you so choose)
* 1c holiday M&Ms (or other candies) - totally optional, but way prettier
Preheat oven to 400* for future use.
Layer crackers on cookie sheet.
Combine sugar and butter in pot and bring to a low boil. Boil for 3 minutes. This part is serious. I've tried to do some of these boiling timing things and messed them up. 3 minutes is like the magic number or something. Stir and pour quickly over crackers (on cookie sheet, of course!). Spread to cover entire sheet of crackers.
Bake at 400* for about 5 minutes or so. It's unfortunately less of a science, but I promise you'll totally KNOW when they're ready. They smell SO good. The sugar combo will be bubbling up a bit.
Pour chocolate chips onto cracker/toffee combo and let melt.
Use a spatula to gently spread chocolate across entire tray. Cover all spots.
Scatter holiday M&Ms across in random patterns. Or have your kids carefully help and make designs. Whatever makes you most happy.
Completely cool in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. You'll be able to check and see if you need more or less time. Once completely cooled break up into pieces. You can try for perfect squares but you probably won't make them. And that's okay. These things are so good. I kind of want some right now.
Enjoy it all for yourself or share with friends and family.
Or proceed to eat entire batch and repeat immediately.
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* This post has been written entirely by me. I was compensated for this post and received a gift card to give to one of my readers. *