Friday, November 24, 2017

The Perfect Holiday Saltine Toffee Treat

Hey, y'all. Here it is. 


I'm participating in this year's Houseful of Cookies event. 

There are some amazing sounding cookie recipes available for you. Seriously. After you check out mine you'll find a full list at the end of this post. 

But don't skip mine or I'll cry. Or something. 

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For this year's Houseful of Cookies I've got a recipe that's similar to what I shared last year. I'm honestly not sure which I prefer. I kind of love them both for different reasons.

And if you were around last year then you know that when it comes to holiday baking, I'm all about delicious and somewhat easy recipes. Honestly? The fewer ingredients the better - because I love keeping things simple. Like five ingredients kinda simple. [I'm including some affiliate links to these ingredients in case you want to buy them immediately!]

This recipe has been a family favorite for years and I know I'm going to have to hide them from myself for a bit or I'll find that I'm eating the entire batch.


The Perfect Holiday Saltine Toffee Treats


Ingredients:

  • package of saltine crackers (name brand NOT required)
  • stick of butter
  • 1c brown sugar
  • 2c semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used an entire bag here)
  • 1c (or more if you choose) holiday candies - totally optional, but way prettier when you do sprinkle them about

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Layer crackers on cookie sheet. 

Combine sugar and butter in pot and bring to a low boil.

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Boil for 3 minutes. For this part it is important that you are 100% accurate. I've tried to do some of these types of recipes before and truly screwed them up. Three minutes is literally the magic number of minutes. I forgot this time if I was supposed to stir during those three minutes, so I did once or twice, to be safe.

When it's boiling it looks like this. It's absolute perfection.

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One you hit the three minute mark, take it off of the heat immediately and then give it a pour and a spread over the crackers (on the cookie sheet, of course!). Cover entire sheet of crackers.

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Bake at 400 degrees for about 4-5 minutes. This is less exact. This time I checked at the four minute mark because it's the first time I've made these in my new-ish oven. Or the second. But still. Once you see the toffee bubbling you'll know it's time to pull them out. 

Pour chocolate chips onto cracker/toffee combo and let melt a little bit. 

Use a spatula or spoon to gently spread chocolate across entire tray, covering as much of the crackers as you can.

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Scatter holiday chocolate candies (you and I both know what you're going to be using) across the base. You can also crush candy canes, or chop up other chocolates or candies and sprinkle them generously, as well.

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This year I used peppermint flavored chocolate candies (they're the red and white ones shown above). The problem with them is that they are gigantic. Like, super huge. So I busted into our Halloween candy and used some regular-sized (read: smaller) ones, as well. And then I broke into my own giant stash of peanut butter. Which are also gigantic. You'll do better if you try for the mini-s. Like the baking ones. Because they don't pop off of the base of the treat as easily. But believe me, whatever you use they're going to be delicious. 

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 it doesn't matter what shape they're in.

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Now, head on over and check out the other participants in Houseful of Cookies this year:

Houseful Of Nicholes - Slow As Molasses Cookies
A Crafty Spoonful -Chocolate Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies
A Real Urban Mom - Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dash Of Evans - Cranberry Hootycreeks
Divas With A Purpose - Houseful Of Cookies 2017
Everyday Party Magazine - Simple Caramel Cream Sugar Cookies Swirls
Fab Haute Mama - Belgian Waffle Cookies
Good Girl Gone Redneck - Perfect Holiday Saltine Toffee Treat
Happily Homegrown -Old Fashioned Hermit Bar Cookies
Her Life On Purpose - Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
Honest & Truly! - Triple Chocolate Dipped Cookie
How Was Your Day - Houseful Of Cookies 2017
Hysterical Mom - Lemon Sugar Cookies
I am the Maven® - Moldy Mice Cookies
Keep Calm and Teach Fifth Grade - Winter Wonderland Sugar Cookies
Kenya Rae - Pecan White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Kiss My Tulle - Chunky Christmas Cookies
Mom On The Side - Hopscotch Crunchies Holiday Cookies
More Than Thursdays - Mint Surprise Sugar Cookies
Mother Of The World - Houseful Of Cookies 2017
Our Crafty Mom - Houseful Of Cookies 2017
Peyton’s Momma - Houseful Of Cookies 2017
Simplify Live Love - Double Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies
Teachable Mommy -3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
The Analytical Mommy - Favorite Lactation Cookie Recipe
The Biswolds - White Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies
The Olive Blogger - Gingerbread Biscotti
We’re Parents - Cranberry Cheesecake Cookies

And if you're desperate for just one more recipe, have a look at my Graham Cracker Pecan Toffee Squares from last year's Houseful of Cookies event!

3 comments:

  1. Do you know if you can sub margarine? They sound amazing. Salty/sweet is one of the favorites around here.

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  2. Thank you for participating again this year! Love it!

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