First of all, let me warn you that I am NOT a food blogger. Therefore, my cooking utensils are crap and my photography skills for such cooking escapades are nonexistent. And the lighting in my kitchen sucks. But if you are willing to bear with me, you and your closest, dearest friends shall be rewarded with the simple, delicious, chocolatey, buttery, salty, addictive goodness that *IS* Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack).
Gather these pantry staples and place your oven at 425 degrees as you contemplate the people that you REALLY love and will be willing to share this with. Beware, your list will dramatically shorten after your first bite.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup of butter
1 sleeve of saltines
1/2 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (or a whole bag- who cares?)
- Line a cookie sheet with foil and then with the crackers.
2. Bring brown sugar (light or dark) and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan and boil for 5 minutes.
3.Pour this hot goodness over the layer of crackers in the pan. For the love of God resist the urge to grab one, as you will seriously have major burns. (Ask me how I know.) Place into the 425 degree oven and bake about 5 minutes until bubbly.4.Remove the pan and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the mixture and as they begin to melt, spread them with a spatula (Or if you’re working in a kitchen with the supplies that one might find in a homeless shelter, as I am, – use the back of a spoon.)
5. Place in refrigerator, pour a glass of wine and contemplate what the hell you’re REALLY doing with your life, until they are cool.
Then break apart and enjoy with, I don’t know… maybe like, one other person, that you realize by now, is really the only person you love. Maybe.
PS- This is not my recipe, and I don’t know where it originated or I would gladly give credit (and possibly my first-born) to the master of this simple delicacy.
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