Megan Hinckley, from customer service, has a reputation around MM as being a fantastic cook. She is the one that we all flock to when we have a company party because her dishes are always the best. Today she is sharing a family favorite recipe with us.
One of the
Hinckley family’s favorite treats around this time of year is Cracker Toffee. My family is originally from England, so every year around Christmas, my grandmother and aunts host a traditional English dinner with roast, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding (yum!!), and our version of English toffee-Cracker Toffee. It has the great taste of toffee without being rock hard, and is complete with a sweet nutty-chocolate flavor. The recipe is easy and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. We hope you enjoy a taste of our family's tradition!
- 1+ sleeves of saltine crackers (also known as soda crackers)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup (2 cubes) butter (or margarine)
- 12 oz package of chocolate chips
- Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds all work wonderfully)
- *For best results follow the directions exactly*Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a 10"x15" cookie sheet or jelly roll pan by lining it with foil and spraying it with cooking spray.
- Line the cookie sheet with a single layer of saltine crackers (you may need to break a few in half so the entire bottom is covered).
- Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil in a saucepan. Boil for 2 minutes. Pour hot mixture over crackers and spread until crackers are covered.
- Bake for 5 minutes in a pre-heated oven (400 degrees F.). Remove from oven and carefully press down any crackers that have bubbled up.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and let pan sit until chocolate has mostly melted. Use knife to spread chocolate around. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Cool in fridge.
- When completely cool, break into pieces and store in air-tight container.