It’s salty, it’s sweet … and it’s hard not to eat! We love everything about this go-to holiday treat. It is made with 4 staple ingredients, is ready in 20 minutes and is addicting, really REALLY addicting!
Irresistible Saltine Toffee Treats
Saltine Crackers, enough to fill your baking sheet
1 cup Butter, Unsalted
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 cups Chocolate Chips TIP: the classic recipe calls for milk or semi sweet chocolate, but dark or white can work great with different toppings
Toppings of your choice
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Line crackers in a single layer on baking sheet. TIP: Use buttery ritz crackers to make this treat even more decadent, just make sure to fill in all the gaps.
- Combine brown sugar and butter in a small pot, bring to a boil. Stir well to incorporate both ingredients. Boil for another 3 minutes until it looks like rich caramel. Remove from heat, and immediately pour the caramel over the crackers.
- Bake in oven for 6 minutes, until it gets all bubbly.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let the chocolate sit for a couple minutes so it starts to melt, you can also pop it back in the oven for a few minutes to help speed along the melting process. Spread melted chocolate evenly. TIP: if you are adding toppings, now is the time!
- Cool completely and break into pieces.
- Nuts – any variety of chopped nuts would make a great addition to the top of this treat
- Fruit – top the treat with chopped dried cranberries, orange zest or pomegranate seeds for a pop of freshness
- Spice – a dash of cayenne will take these treats to a new level, and hey … take a walk on the wild side
- Candy – chop up that leftover Halloween candy or even candy canes for a fun treat topper
Sharing is Caring
- Make a few big batches and store them in the freezer in an airtight container throughout the holidays.
- Take the treats straight from the freezer, and in 5 minutes they have thawed enough to eat. These are perfect to whip out for those unexpected guests, to contribute to the workplace potluck or to pair with a bottle of wine for a thoughtful host gift.
- There are so many cute, and environmentally friendly packaging options if you are giving the treats as gifts. Skip the cellophane and hit your local dollar store. There is a huge variety of darling holiday tins and gift boxes this time of year. Line them with parchment paper, fill them with treats and tie with a ribbon and voila!
- Even better yet, think outside the box (literally). Make the packaging part of the gift, beeswax wrap or a ceramic mug set or small glass vase could be the perfect vessel to pack the treats in. This way no matter how fast the treats disappear (they will go fast), there is still a gift left to enjoy.
Happy Snacking and Happy Holidays everyone!