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“Christmas Crack” {AKA Saltine Toffee Candy}

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter NOT margarine - original recipe calls for unsalted butter but I've used both
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 40 saltine crackers

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400.
  • Line 12x17 cookie sheet with foil and spray well with cooking spray.
  • Layer the saltine crackers on top of the foil.
  • Heat butter and sugar on stovetop and heat until gently boiling, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to low boiling and cook, uncovered, between 3 and 5 minutes, until the mixture is thickened and sugar is dissolved. (Be careful to avoid burning the butter and sugar- that will ruin the recipe, but do make sure the sugar is dissolved and mixture is thickening. This is by far the trickiest part of the recipe ~ just make sure it thickens and dissolves but does not burn.)
  • Pour butter and sugar mixture over crackers and spread evenly.
  • Bake 5-6 minutes in oven.
  • Remove pan from oven and let cool 3 minutes, then sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over brown sugar mixture.
  • As chocolate chips melt, carefully spread into an even layer over the toffee layer using a knife. (Note - I pop the pan back in the oven for about 20 seconds after sprinkling on chocolate chips so that they melt faster.)
  • Refrigerate for one hour.
  • Break into bite-sized pieces and serve. . . yum, store covered in refrigerator.