Thursday, December 22, 2011

Magic Toffee Brittle

I am convinced my three year old is going to be completely devestated when Christmas is over. He sings Christmas carols at all hours of the day and can't stop talking about baby Jesus and Santa Claus. I wish I could live in his little world of amazement and adoration for the holiday without any stress. I have to admit, I might just love it as much as him, but I have a lot more responsibilities that go along with it.

Today I brought lunch for all the staff at the surgery center I manage. I made crockpot baked potatoes (here) and my all time favorite Christmas treat... magic toffee brittle. This stuff is amazing and soooo easy and fast to make. The incredible part of this recipe is that it is made with saltine crackers. They add just the perfect salty balance to this sweet and magical treat.

1 cup butter (not margarine)
1 cup brown sugar
Chocolate chips
Chopped nuts
Saltine crackers

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with foil and crackers.

2. Boil butter and brown sugar for 3 minutes on stovetop. 

3. Pour mixture over crackers. Bake in oven at 350 for approx 5 minutes or until crackers float.  

4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips on top. Let the chips melt for a couple of minutes and spread with butter knife.

5. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top. Refrigerate until hardened and then break into pieces. I like to keep it in the fridge.

6. Enjoy!!!


  1. Looks amazing and easy! I'm your newest follower!


  2. Always looking for fun easy recipes!! Totally pinning~! Thanks for sharing ;)

  3. YUM!! I love toffee. It's one of my absolute favorite Christmas treats, but we didn't make it this year. I've never seen it with crackers. I must try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up to Oopsey Daisy!

  4. How long can you keep it? Does it keep better in a tin, glass container or plastic? Can't wait to try this recipe!!

    1. I have kept it up to two weeks before and it was fine. It usually doesn't last that long at our house! I keep itin a plastic container in the fridge normally.


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