This Saltine Cracker Toffee, also known as "Redneck Toffee," is a delicious chocolate and pecan toffee made with an unusual ingredient!"
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I originally got this recipe from a fellow food blogger, She Wears Many Hats. The author of that blog is Amy, a wonderful writer, photographer, cook, and wearer of multiple hats. If you've never visited her blog, go straight on over there and look around. You're gonna love it.
Amy calls this recipe Redneck Toffee and that's a pretty apt title. It's not like any candy I've ever had, but let me tell you...this stuff is good! So good it's hard to eat just one. Amy calls it "sin on a cracker" and she's got that right.
This has become a standard, often asked-for, holiday treat around our house. I hope it'll become one of your favorites, too.
How to Make Saltine Cracker Toffee
Start by toasting the pecans.
Chop the pecans and place them in a small baking pan in a 350 degree oven. Cook for 5 minutes or until nuts are toasted.
Set the nuts aside while you make the toffee.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Place the crackers with the edges touching in a single layer in a small baking sheet.
Cook the brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat until the butter is completely melted and mixture comes to a rapid boil.
Pour the hot mixture over the crackers and spread it out evenly with a wooden spoon or brush making sure to cover all the way to the edges of the crackers. Bake for 5 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and bubbling.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and immediately sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Turn the oven off and place the pan back in the hot oven for 1 minute to soften the chocolate.
Remove the pan from the oven and spread the chocolate evenly over the crackers.
Sprinkle the top with the toasted pecans. I press down gently all over to make sure the nuts adhere to the chocolate layer.
Allow the mixture to cool completely until the chocolate has re-solidified. Break into pieces.
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Saltine Cracker Toffee
- 35 saltine crackers
- ½ cup butter (1 stick)
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
To toast pecans:
- Place pecans in a small baking pan in a 350 degree oven. Cook for 5 minutes or until nuts are toasted.
For the toffee:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place the crackers in a single layer in a small baking pan.
- Cook brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat until butter is completely melted and mixture comes to a rapid boil.
- Pour over crackers and spread out with a wooden spoon or brush making sure to cover all the way to the edges of the crackers.
- Bake 5 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Turn the oven off and place the pan back in the hot oven for 1 minute to soften the chocolate chips.
- Remove from oven and spread chocolate evenly over the crackers.
- Sprinkle with nuts.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely until the chocolate has re-solidified. Break into pieces.
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